WSR 05-12-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed May 31, 2005, 10:54 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-01 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.210, 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 subject knowledge (WEST-E/Praxis li) assessment requirement.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Esther Baker at (360) 725-6277, or send written comments to the Professional Educator Standards Board, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street South, Room 249, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236 or PESB web site www.pesb.wa.gov.

May 31, 2005

Esther Baker

Program Director

Teacher Assessments

Washington State Code Reviser's Office