Chapter 506-4 STANDARDS OF COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE
|(1)||Intent of the Chapter. The standards listed in this chapter are held to be the generally accepted minimal standards of the education profession in Georgia and are therefore declared to be the basis for reviewing the performance of professional educators. It is the intent of the Professional Practices Commission that the standards set forth in this Chapter shall apply to those who teach in classrooms and those who supervise and provide administrative services and provide administrative services to those who teach in classrooms. Professional reviewers appointed by the Commission shall review professional performance and form opinions of the quality of professional service rendered. The reviewers shall relate such opinions by sworn testimony before the Commission in any hearing where professional competency is an issue provided that reviewers qualify as expert witnesses before the Commission. Testimony therefrom shall be based on the standards included in this Chapter. No finding of professional incompetency shall be made except where a preponderance of evidence exists of such incompetency. Professional reviewers, upon proper request as authorized by law, may be appointed by the Executive Director of the Commission to review professional performance and form opinions of the quality of professional service rendered and make corrective recommendations. Such professional reviews shall be conducted for the sole purpose of remediating professional performance to improve the quality of education.|
In an effort to promote understanding and consistency within the provisions of
this Chapter, in addition to the definitions provide in Chapter 1 of these
Rules, the following words and terms, when used in this Chapter, shall have the
|(1)||Administrative and Supervisory Requirements. Competent educators
must possess the administrative and supervisory abilities and skills necessary
to complete the designated task.
|(2)||Analysis of Individual Needs and Potential. Each competent educator shall utilize or promote the utilization of acceptable techniques to analyze the needs and potential of individuals.|
|(3)|| Instructional Procedures.
Skills. Within the limits prescribed by his or her assignment and role
each competent educator shall communicate effectively with students and other
|(6)||Competence in Specialization. Each competent educator shall possess knowledge, within his/her area of specialization, to a degree within his/her record of professional preparation and shall be able to show evidence of having an awareness of current development in his or her field.|
|(7)||Evaluation of Learning and Goal
Achievement. A competent educator accepts responsibility commensurate
with the delegated authority to evaluate learning and goal achievement.
|(8)||Human and Interpersonal
Relationships. A competent educator shall possess effective human and
interpersonal relation skills.
|(9)||Personal Requirements. In
assessing the mental or physical health of educators, no decision adverse to
the educator shall be made except on the advice or testimony of personnel
competent to make such judgment by reason of training, licensure and
experience. However, certain behaviors are held to be probable cause for