WSR 02-14-125

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed July 2, 2002, 2:13 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 21, 2002.

Purpose: Add new sections to chapter 180-52 WAC.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-52-070.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.200.010(3).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-10-089 on April 29, 2002.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The word "normed" deleted from the rule language, provides opportunity for parents to contact the State Board of Education (SBE) office to help determine if a test is standardized, and provides a list of examples of standardized achievement tests on the SBE web page.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 27, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-5500.4


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 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 standardized achievement tests.

(c) Parents may use a standardized test that does not appear on the list of examples if it has been evaluated by a test evaluation organization recognized by the state board of education and cited on the state board web page.

(d) 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 standardized.

(2) The list of examples of 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) The list of examples of standardized achievement tests on the state board web page may not be changed without prior approval of the state board of education.

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