WSR 06-05-006

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed February 1, 2006, 4:26 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-22-122.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-01-002 WEST-B exemptions.

Hearing Location(s): Professional Educator Standards Board Meeting, Red Lion Inn, Pasco, Washington, on May 17 and 18, 2006.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 23, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Esther Baker, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street South, Room 249, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail ebaker@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 725-6277, by May 10, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Esther Baker by May 10, 2006, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6277.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to clarify language in WAC 181-01-002 that is consistent with language in WAC 180-79A-257. Specifically, the proposal seeks to change "Individuals from out-of-state" to "Out-of-state candidates."

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The clarification in language is consistent with the intent of WAC 180-79A-257 which is cited within WAC 181-02-002.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.220.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate under WAC 180-79A-257 (1)(b), or out-of-state candidates applying to masters degree level teacher preparation program residing outside of the state of Washington at time of application, 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.

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Nasue Nishida, 600 South Washington Street, Room 249, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238; Implementation and Enforcement: Esther Baker, 600 South Washington Street, Room 249, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6277.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The change merely clarifies language without changing its effect and therefore is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The change merely clarifies language without changing its effect and therefore is exempt under RCW 34.05.310 (4)(d).

January 16, 2006

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-8619.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-24-049, filed 11/29/04, effective 12/30/04)

WAC 181-01-002   WEST-B exemptions.   ((Individuals from)) Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate under WAC 180-79A-257 (1)(b), or ((individuals)) out-of-state candidates applying to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs residing outside of the state of Washington at time of application, 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 [(1)](c). 04-24-049, 181-01-002, filed 11/29/04, effective 12/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 04-08-047, 181-01-002, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]