WSR 97-08-020

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed March 25, 1997, 10:41 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: March 21, 1997.

Purpose: To make permanent the current credit equivalency definition that one high school credit shall equal five quarter or three semester hours of college or university level course work.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-51-050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.090.

Other Authority: RCW 28A.305.130.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-04-066 on February 4, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 25, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-09-027, filed 4/9/96, effective 5/10/96)

WAC 180-51-050 High school credit--Definition. As used in this chapter the term "high school credit" shall mean:

(1) Grades nine through twelve high school programs. One hundred fifty hours of planned in-school instruction;

(2) College and university course work. At the college or university level, except for community college adult high school completion programs, five quarter or three semester hours shall equal ((.75)) 1.0 high school credit((: Provided, That five quarter or three semester hours shall continue to equal one high school credit until September 1, 1997)); and

(3) Community college adult high school completion program. Five quarter or three semester hours of community college work shall equal 1.0 high school credit for students in the community college high school completion program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090 and 28A.305.130. 96-09-027, 180-51-050, filed 4/9/96, effective 5/10/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.130 and 1994 c 222. 95-16-063, 180-51-050, filed 7/27/95, effective 8/27/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090(1) and 28A.305.130 (8) and (9). 94-13-017, 180-51-050, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090. 94-03-100 (Order 1-94), 180-51-050, filed 1/19/94, effective 9/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060. 85-12-041 (Order 12-85), 180-51-050, filed 6/5/85. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW. 84-11-049 (Order 7-84), 180-51-050, filed 5/17/84.]

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