Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of the rules is to comply with the legislative directive to implement an alternative assessment method that shall be an evaluation of a collection of work samples prepared and submitted by an applicant, as provided for in RCW 28A.655.065, to demonstrate achievement of the state content areas in which the student has not yet met standard on the high school Washington assessment of student learning (WASL).
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 392-501 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.655.061, 28A.665.065.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-118 on December 18, 2007.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 9, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 24, 2008.
Dr. Terry Bergeson
WAC 392-501-300 General description. A collection of evidence (COE) is a high school graduation alternative assessment option authorized under RCW 28A.655.065 that evaluates a set of work samples in a specific content area (mathematics, reading, and/or writing) based on classroom work prepared by a student. Students may prepare a COE for one or more content areas.
(1) The student has sat for and generated a valid scale score during the administration of the WASL.
(2) The student has met any applicable attendance and remediation or supplemental instruction requirements contained in the student's student learning plan developed under RCW 28A.655.061, unless such attendance and/or remediation criteria have been waived by a school district representative for special unavoidable circumstances.
(2) It is the responsibility of the school district to determine whether the student is eligible for the COE option. If the student is eligible, the school district is required to inform the student of the COE alternative assessment option.
(3) If the student is eligible, the student, with the assistance of school district personnel, shall submit an application to the superintendent of public instruction via the Washington assessment management system (WAMS).
(4) The superintendent of public instruction will publish an annual calendar established before each school year setting forth the timelines for the twice yearly registration, submission, scoring, and student and district reporting for the COE.
(2) Protocols for submission of work samples will include a Student Information Form, a Work Sample Documentation Form, and Work Sample Sign-Off Forms. Protocols for submission of work samples will be published on the OSPI web site at http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/default as approved by the state board of education in an open and public process.
(1) Collections shall be scored at the state level by a panel of educators screened, selected, and trained by OSPI. To be selected as a scorer, a person must be a certificated educator in the content area, provide teacher leadership at the building and/or district level, and work with high school students in the content area in which they teach.
(2) A submitted collection of evidence shall be scored in a rigorous process that aligns with state content standards and comparable WASL performance.
(3) Uniform scoring criteria will be published on the OSPI web site at http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/default as approved by the state board of education in an open and public process.
(2) The standard setting committee will recommend a cut score for each content area to the state board of education for graduation purposes.
(3) The state board of education shall have the responsibility of accepting or not accepting the standard setting results, using an open and public process.