WSR 03-21-128

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 21, 2003, 10:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules to implement the basic skills test (WEST-B) required for all applicants to teacher preparation programs and certified teachers from out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW provides that the Professional Educator Standards Board may establish exemptions to the WEST-B for applicants to master's level teacher preparation programs and for certified teachers from out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: We are coordinating with the Washington State Board of Education.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David Anderson, Assessment Director, Professional Educator Standards Board, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, (360) 725-6277, fax (360) 586-4548 or PESB website www.pesb.wa.gov.

October 21, 2003

Jennifer Wallace

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office