WSR 02-08-092

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 3, 2002, 11:57 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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NEW SECTION
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.

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