WSR 15-02-014
[Filed December 29, 2014, 11:03 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-14-055.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-01-002, clarifying exceptions to the WEST-B requirements.
Hearing Location(s): Radisson Hotel, SeaTac Airport, 18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188, on March 19, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 19, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by March 12, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by March 12, 2015, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Exceptions to WEST-B are clarified.
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
December 29, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-23-078, filed 11/19/13, effective 12/20/13)
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)) masters level/post baccalaureate teacher preparation programs ((residing outside of)) in the state of Washington ((at time of application)), in lieu of passing the WEST-B, may present evidence of passing an alternative assessment per WAC 181-01-0025, or may provide official documentation of scores on ((the Praxis I or the California basic educational skills test (CBEST®) or the NES® Essential Academic Skills test which meet the minimum passing scores adopted)) equivalent skills tests as approved and published by the professional educator standards board. A candidate may substitute a passing score on one or more sections of ((the Praxis I, CBEST® or NES® EAS for the)) skills tests approved by the board as equivalent passing score on the WEST-B.
(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 or other equivalent second tier educator certifications from other states as approved and published by the professional educator standards board, are exempt from the WEST-B requirement.