WSR 02-10-089

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 29, 2002, 2:53 p.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.200.010(3).

Summary: The new section indicates that 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, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Provide 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: Senate Hearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Building, 304 15th Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-0482, 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 29, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-5500.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 180-52-070   Approved standardized tests for use by students receiving home-based instruction -- Examples -- Assistance.   (1)(a) 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.

(b) Tests on the list are approved by the state board of education on the basis that they are normed standardized achievement tests.

(c) 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.

(d) Parents may use a test that does not appear on the list of examples if it has been determined to be normed and standardized based on an evaluation by an organization recognized by the state board of education.

(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.

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