WSR 06-09-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed April 7, 2006, 10:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-210 WAC, Student testing and evaluation -- Washington state honors award program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.600.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are out-of-date and need to be revised. Minor edits need to be made. Additional language will be added to clarify that both public and private high school students are eligible to participate in the Washington state honors award program. The arts will be added to the list of academic core subjects that are part of the honors award eligibility criteria. Two nationally recognized tests, the scholastic aptitude test (SAT) and the American college test (ACT), replace the out-dated Washington precollege test as part of the honors award eligibility criteria.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gayle Pauley, Director of Title I/LAP & Title V, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, phone (360) 725-6100, fax (360) 586-3305, gpauley@ospi.wednet.edu.

February 24, 2006

Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office