PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules to implement the subject knowledge tests (WEST-E/Praxis II) required for all applicants applying for an endorsement to his or her residency or professional 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 subject knowledge (WEST-E/Praxis II) assessment requirement.
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Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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