Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-23-122.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-02-002 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 email@example.com, 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 exempt individuals from the requirement for the WEST-E/Praxis II series assessment who are national board certified in the subject for which they seek an endorsement.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The WEST-E/Praxis II series content and knowledge assessments are designed for entry-level teachers, while the national board certification is designed for experienced/accomplished teachers. The national board certification has a content/knowledge assessment required to fulfill the program.
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: Individuals who hold a certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are exempt from the requirement for the WEST-E/Praxis II series assessment if they are national board certified in the subject matter for which an endorsement, as published by the superintendent of public instruction, is sought.
Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Nasue Nishida, 600 South Washington Street, 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 proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting WEST-E Assessment Program, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6275, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail pesbassessment@.
January 16, 2006
Policy and Research Analyst
WEST-E ASSESSMENT PROGRAM