Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-05-123.
Title of Rule: WAC 180-52-070 Approved standardized tests for use by students receiving home-based instruction -- Criteria -- Examples -- Assistance.
Purpose: Add new section to chapter 180-52 WAC.
Other Identifying Information: Add new section indicating the State Board of Education (SBE) will provide a list of examples of normed standardized achievement tests that a parent may use to assess and determine whether their child is making reasonable academic progress.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.04.120 and 28A.31.118.
Summary: The new section indicates the SBE will provide a list of examples of normed standardized achievement tests.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Provide information regarding normed standardized achievement tests.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.
Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Provides choice for those testing home-based instructed students.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Adds new section.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.
Hearing Location: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Burien Conference Center, 457 S.W. 148th Street, Suites 206-207, Burien, WA 98166, on June 20, 2002, at 8:30 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by June 13, 2002, TDD (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.
Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, Patty Martin, Associate Director, fax (360) 586-2357, by June 13, 2002.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 21, 2002.
April 1, 2002
WAC 180-52-070 Approved standardized tests for use by students receiving home-based instruction -- Criteria -- Examples -- Assistance. (1) Pursuant to RCW 28A.200.010(3), the state board of education will provide a list of examples of normed standardized achievement tests that a parent may use to assess and determine whether their child is making reasonable academic progress.
(2) The list of examples of normed standardized achievement tests shall be:
(a) Made available on the web page of the state board;
(b) Included in the following publication of the office of the superintendent of public instruction, "Washington's State Laws Regulating Home-Based Instruction;" and
(c) Provided on request.
(3) Parents may contact the state board of education office for assistance in determining if a test of their choosing that is not on the list of examples is normed and standardized.