WSR 12-04-032

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed January 26, 2012, 4:14 p.m. , effective February 26, 2012 ]


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

Purpose: Amends WAC 181-01-002, accepting Oregon state basic skill test for Washington teacher candidates.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending x [WAC 181-01-002].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-21-052 on October 13, 2011.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: For purposes of salary calculation, provides credit hours to teachers successfully completing the ProTeach Portfolio.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting David Brenna, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail david.brenna@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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 26, 2011.

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-4352.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-084, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07)

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 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 or Essential Academic Skills test.

(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.410.210. 06-24-084, 181-01-002, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07. 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.]

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