WSR 06-11-160

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed May 24, 2006, 8:53 a.m. , effective June 24, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose of his proposal is to exempt individuals from the requirement for the WEST-E assessment who are national board certified in the subject for which they seek an endorsement. There must be a direct equivalency between the endorsement sought and the national board certificate, as approved by the professional educator standards board.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.220.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-05-007 on February 1, 2006.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Esther Baker, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6277, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail ebaker@ospi.wednet.edu.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 18 [23], 2006.

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-8420.4

Chapter 181-02 WAC

WEST-E ASSESSMENT PROGRAM


NEW SECTION
WAC 181-02-002   WEST-E exemptions.   Individuals who hold a certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are exempt from the WEST-E requirement if there is a direct equivalency between the endorsement sought and the national board certificate, as approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the superintendent of public instruction. The equivalent National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Washington endorsement table approved by the professional educator standards board may not be changed without prior professional educator standards board approval.

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