WSR 06-20-120

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 4, 2006, 11:18 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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 nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, 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 nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

October 2, 2006

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9249.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-21-014, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02)

WAC 181-01-001   WEST-B exemption.   ((Individuals)) 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-11-162 and 06-12-020, filed 5/24/06 and 5/30/06, effective 6/24/06 and 6/30/06)

WAC 181-01-002   WEST-B exemptions.   (1) 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))) 181-79A-257 (1)(b) or 181-79A-260, or 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.

(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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-08-048, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04)

WAC 181-01-003   WEST-E time extension.   ((Individuals)) Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate based on WAC ((180-79A-257 and possessing at least three years state certified teaching experience)) 181-79A-257 (1)(b) have up to one calendar year from issuance of the temporary permit to pass the WEST-E subject knowledge test, provided they are eligible for a temporary permit under WAC ((180-79A-128)) 181-79A-128.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 04-08-048, 181-01-003, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]

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