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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Education
 
GDForum ID: 1745
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The Guidelines for Mentor Teacher Programs for Beginning and Experienced Teachers were first developed in response to the Education Accountability and Quality Enhancement Act of 1999 and were approved by the Board on June 22, 2000. The guidelines had not been revised since the original publication in 2000. In 2004, funding from the Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) State Grant was used to convene a Task Force on Teacher Mentor Programs in Hard-to-Staff Schools. The New Teacher Center, then housed at the University of California Santa Cruz, served as a consultant on the Task Force’s work to develop Virginia Requirements of Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Mentor Programs in Hard-to-Staff Schools. While not a revision to the 2000 Guidelines for Mentor Teacher Programs for Beginning and Experienced Teachers, this document served a supplement to assist divisions with mentor programs in hard-to-staff schools. In October 2020, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) delivered a report, Operations and Performance of the Virginia Department of Education, in which it recommended that the Board update its guidance on how to implement effective teacher mentorship programs. As a result of this guidance, the Department of Teacher Education and Licensure began the process for revisions to the Guidelines for Mentor Teacher Programs for Beginning and Experienced Teachers. The revised Guidelines, which combine and revise both documents, were approved by the Board at their October 21, 2021, meeting.
 
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
 
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
Employment & License Guidelines for Mentor Teachers Programs pdf Document     To Be Deleted
Employment & License The Virginia Requirements of Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Mentor Programs in Hard-to-Staff Schools pdf Document     To Be Deleted
New Guidelines for Mentor Teacher Programs for Beginning and Experienced Teachers n/a pdf Proposed Document
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Dr. Joan Johnson
        Title:
Asst Supt for Teacher Education & Licensure
 
Email:
joan.johnson@doe.virginia.gov
 
Address:
101 N. 14th Street
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23219
 
Phone:
(804)371-2522
Fax:  
()-
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 1/3/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 10
The public comment period is red dot In Progress!    closes at 11:59pm on 2/2/2022
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Planned Effective Date:  2/3/2022 
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