WSR 10-20-071




[ Filed September 29, 2010, 10:37 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-23-111.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-02-002 to accept passage of the Paraxis II test in lieu of the WEST-E content test requirement for endorsement.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn, 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, on November 9, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 9, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 2, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by November 2, 2010, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Paraxis II content tests are available nationwide. With on-line teaching, teacher[s] in other states my [may] now take the Paraxis II exam instead of being required to seek a Washington location test center in order to pass the WEST-E.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Stakeholder recommendations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail

September 29, 2010

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-11-160, filed 5/24/06, effective 6/24/06)

WAC 181-02-002   WEST-E exemptions.   (1) 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.

(2) 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) or 181-79A-260, in lieu of passing a WEST-E to earn an endorsement(s), may provide official documentation of scores on the Praxis II tests for which the professional educator standards board has set a passing score.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 06-11-160, 181-02-002, filed 5/24/06, effective 6/24/06.]

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