Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-14-070.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-01-001 WEST-B exemption, 181-01-002 WEST-B exemptions, and 181-01-003 WEST-E extension.
Hearing Location(s): The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, on November 16, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 16, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 5, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by November 5, 2006, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Purpose of this proposal is to lessen the barriers onto teaching for those people coming from out-of-state. Therefore, this proposal exempts National Board Certified Teachers coming from other states from passing the WEST-B assessment and eliminates the requirement of three years teaching experience for out-of-state candidates prior to taking the WEST-E assessment.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Proposal lessens the barriers and hoops once required for people to teach in Washington schools.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.220.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6277.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule making does not have [an] impact on small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail email@example.com.
October 2, 2006
Policy and Research Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-21-014, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02)
WAC 181-01-001 WEST-B exemption. ((
Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state
applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate
(( who have completed a teacher preparation program in another
state or country)) under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) or 181-79A-260
have up to one calendar year from issuance of temporary permit
to pass the WEST-B basic skills test, provided that they have
completed all other requirements for residency certification
other than passage of the WEST-B and are thus eligible for a
temporary permit under WAC (( 180-79A-128)) 181-79A-128.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220. 02-21-014, § 181-01-001, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02.]
(2) Candidates applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) who hold a certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are exempt from passing the WEST-B.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 06-11-162 and 06-12-020, § 181-01-002, filed 5/24/06 and 5/30/06, effective 6/24/06 and 6/30/06. 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.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 04-08-048, § 181-01-003, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]