WSR 05-19-106

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 20, 2005, 1:52 p.m. , effective October 21, 2005 ]


Purpose: This change replaces "not take" with "no score" on the transcript when the WASL is not taken by the student.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-57-070.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-15-056 on July 12, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 26, 2005.

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-8105.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-22-059, filed 10/29/04, effective 11/29/04)

WAC 180-57-070   Mandatory high school transcript contents -- Items -- Timelines.   (1)(a) The standardized high school transcript shall contain only the information listed in subsection (2) of this section in order to meet the statutory requirements under RCW 28A.305.220 for a statewide standardized transcript.

(b) Any other information the district or school may desire to include may be stapled to the transcript or otherwise provided with the transcript. Information that is not listed below shall not be included on the state standardized transcript:

(2)(a) Authorized and required transcript information effective now:

(i) The student's legal name (last name, first name, and middle name(s) or middle initial(s)), and other or former names used;

(ii) The name(s) of parent(s) or guardian(s);

(iii) The student's birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy);

(iv) The student's school district identification number (if applicable);

(v) The school name, address, phone number, and name of the school district issuing the transcript;

(vi) A list of previous schools attended where credit was attempted (school name, city, state, and month and year of entrance and exit);

(vii) The student's academic history for all high school level courses attempted, including courses taken under RCW 28A.230.090(4) and including those courses where a student has withdrawn, and listed by report period for the grade level (month and year), course code and description, marks/grades earned as defined in WAC 180-57-050 (a mark/grade of "W" will be used to indicate a withdrawal from a course), credits attempted and earned as defined in WAC 180-57-040, grade point average as defined in WAC 180-57-055, and a report period and cumulative summary of the student's high school level academic history.

(viii) Credits attempted for courses taken more than once to improve a grade/mark may count only once toward the number of credits required for graduation, except that credits attempted for courses taken more than once to improve a grade may count toward the number of credits required for graduation on the condition that the letter grades earned for all attempts are included in the calculation of the student's grade point average. For the purpose of this subsection, districts and schools shall not convert letter grades to grades/marks not used in the grade point average calculation.

(b) Authorized and required additional transcript information effective beginning with the graduating class of 2006:

(i) The following courses, for which college credit can be earned, shall be designated on the transcript with the designation coding indicated. Courses completed and credits earned through running start shall be noted with an "R" designation. Courses completed and credits earned through advanced placement shall be noted with an "A" designation. Courses completed and credits earned through college in the high school shall be noted with a "C" designation. Courses completed and credits earned through an international baccalaureate program shall be noted with an "I" designation. Courses completed which earn college credit through techprep and/or the corresponding credits or certification earned shall be noted with a "T" designation. Courses that meet or satisfy higher education coordinating board core course requirements shall be noted with a "B" designation. Courses completed and credits earned through an honors option shall be noted with an "H" designation;

(ii)(A) Notation of the student's actual highest scale score and level achieved for each content area on the Washington assessment of student learning (noting month and year);

(B) Notation ((that)) of "no score" if the Washington assessment of student learning was not taken ((if the Washington assessment of student learning was not taken));

(C) Notation of the student's actual highest level achieved on the Washington alternate assessment system (WAAS) that has been taken by a student eligible to take the WAAS (noting month and year);

(c) Authorized and required additional transcript information effective beginning with the graduating class of 2008:

(i) Notation that the high school and beyond plan graduation requirement was met (noting month and year) or not met by the student;

(ii) Notation that the culminating project graduation requirement was met (noting month and year) or not met by the student; and

(iii) Notation that the certificate of academic achievement graduation requirement was met (noting month and year) or not met by the student in one of the following ways:

(A) Based on the student's actual highest scale score and level achieved for each content area of the Washington assessment of student learning.

A "scholar designation" shall be noted on the transcript when a student achieves level four on each content area on the Washington assessment of student learning on the first attempt at taking each content area assessment.

(B) Based in whole or in part on the student's results on an alternative assessment approved by the legislature under section 101(7), chapter 19, Laws of 2004, including the student's actual highest earned performance rating on the alternate assessment (noting month and year);

(C) Notation that the certificate of individual achievement graduation requirement was met (noting month and year) or not met by the student based on the student's results on an assessment of the objectives in the student's individual education plan using the Washington alternate assessment system (WAAS).

(3) Each issuance of the transcript shall include a report date (mm/dd/yyyy), graduation date (noting month and year), end of transcript record (signifying no more authorized data), office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) transcript form version number, and page number ('x' of 'y').

(4) The signature of the authorized school official (name, title, and date) and seal of the district, if available. The signature of the authorized school official may be affixed electronically, subject to a written district policy that addresses signature security and assures that the authorized school official acknowledges, in writing, that affixing their signature electronically to the transcript is a legal and binding action.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.220. 04-22-059, 180-57-070, filed 10/29/04, effective 11/29/04; 03-04-055, 180-57-070, filed 1/29/03, effective 3/1/03; 01-09-013, 180-57-070, filed 4/6/01, effective 5/7/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.155. 00-19-107, 180-57-070, filed 9/20/00, effective 10/21/00; 85-01-017 (Order 18-84), 180-57-070, filed 12/10/84.]

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