WSR 07-14-029

EXPEDITED RULES

STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY

AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

[ Filed June 26, 2007, 10:30 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 131-48-050 Minimum proficiency level -- Definition.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Alleyne Bruch, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495 , AND RECEIVED BY September 4, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Realigning the standard score for minimum proficiency in Washington state with federal guidelines set by GED testing service.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: GED testing service implemented the new version of the GED test in January 2002 which changed the standard score for minimum proficiency. This change will insure that the standard score remains aligned with GED testing service guidelines.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.536.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.50.536.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: State board for community and technical colleges, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Alleyne Bruch, 1300 Quince Street S.E., Olympia 98504-2495, (360) 704-4321.

June 26, 2007

DelRae Oderman

Executive Assistant

Agency Rules Coordinator

OTS-9803.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 93-22-006, filed 10/21/93, effective 11/21/93)

WAC 131-48-050   Minimum proficiency level -- Definition.   ((As used in this chapter, the term ")) Minimum proficiency level((" means a standard score of at least forty on each of the five portions of the general educational development test, and an average standard score of at least forty-five on the entire test)) in Washington state is that set by GED Testing Service, part of the American Council on Education.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.915. 93-22-006, 131-48-050, filed 10/21/93, effective 11/21/93.]

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