Purpose: Grant individuals from out-of-state applying for Washington state residency certified teachers applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate up to one year to take and successfully pass the WEST-B basic skills test.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-01-002.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Related to the first amended sentence, the PESB is extending the exemption provided to out-of-state applicants to certification to out-of-state applicants to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs. Emergency adoption is necessary to align with application timelines of teacher preparation programs. Related to the second amended sentence of WAC 181-01-002, at the time of initial adoption of WAC 181-01-002 in May of 2004, the board was unaware that a computer-based version of the Praxis I had different scale scores, thus different passing scores, than the paper-and-pencil version passing scores adopted by the PESB. Thus this amendment includes comparable scores on the computer-based version.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 16, 2004.
October 4, 2002
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-08-047, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04)
WAC 181-01-002 WEST-B exemptions. Individuals from out of state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate under WAC 180-79A-257 (1)(b), or out-of-state applicants to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs, in lieu of passing the WEST-B, may provide official documentation of scores on the Praxis I of 177 for the reading subtest, 176 for the mathematics subtest and 174 for the writing subtest, or scores on the Praxis I CBT computer-administered test of 325 for the reading subtest, 321 for the mathematics subtest, and 321 for the writing subtest, or passing scores from California or Oregon on the CBEST.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 04-08-047, § 181-01-002, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]