WSR 06-24-084

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 5, 2006, 8:48 a.m. , effective January 5, 2007 ]


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

Purpose: 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.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 181-01-003; and amending WAC 181-01-001 and 181-01-002.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-20-120 on October 4, 2006.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In order to streamline the WACs, we repealed WAC 181-01-003 and placed it as a new section in WAC 181-02-001.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 16, 2006.

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9420.1


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 the WEST-B requirement.

[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.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 181-01-003 WEST-E time extension.

OTS-9421.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 181-02-001   WEST-E time extension.   Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate based on WAC 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 181-79A-128.

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