WSR 11-16-094

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed August 2, 2011, 2:56 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-10-041.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-501-201 Eligibility and 392-501-310 Eligibility.

Hearing Location(s): Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Wanamaker Conference Room, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on September 6, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 6, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Dan Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education and School Improvement, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail Dan.newell@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 753-1953, by September 5, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carrie Hert, executive assistant to Dan Newell, by September 5, 2011, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-4960.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In 2010 (ESSB 6604) was adopted making it necessary to update WAC 392-501-201 and 392-501-310. The language shown below will remove references to student learning plans, which were removed for all grades except grade 8 (WAC 392-501-201 and 392-501-310).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The changes were mandated by statute and need to be updated in chapter 392-501 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.300.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.665.061 (2010-ESSB 6604).

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The agency recommends adoption of the proposed changes to WAC 392-501-201 and 392-501-310.

Name of Proponent: OSPI, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Dan Newell and Robin Munson, 600 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, 98504-7200, (360) 725-4954.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

August 2, 2011

Randy Dorn

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-4152.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-13-035, filed 6/13/07, effective 7/22/07)

WAC 392-501-201   Eligibility.   A student is eligible for the ((WASL/grades)) GPA comparison option if the student meets the following conditions:

(1) The student has taken the applicable component of the ((Washington)) state high school assessment ((of student learning (WASL))) at least once and has not met the standard for which the student is applying to use this option. To meet these criteria, a student must have sat for and generated a valid scale score during the administration of the ((WASL)) state high school assessment.

(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. The principal of the student's school may waive the attendance and/or remediation criteria for special, unavoidable circumstances.

(3) The student is in the twelfth grade.

(4) The student has a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher when the application is filed.)) The student is in the twelfth grade.

(3) The student has a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher when the application is filed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.655.061 and 28A.655.065. 07-13-035, 392-501-201, filed 6/13/07, effective 7/22/07.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-10-015, filed 4/25/08, effective 5/26/08)

WAC 392-501-310   Eligibility.   A student who has taken the ((Washington assessment of student learning (WASL))) state high school assessment at least once and has not met standard in one or more of the content areas is eligible to submit a collection for each content area in which they have not met standard as an alternative assessment ((to the WASL)) if:

(((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)) state high school assessment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.655.061, 28A.665.065. 08-10-015, 392-501-310, filed 4/25/08, effective 5/26/08.]

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