WSR 00-03-046

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed January 14, 2000, 10:35 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 20, 1999.

Purpose: Add a new section to WAC 180-52-041, listing the most current editions of tests approved for use by home schooled students.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-52-041.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.310(4).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-14-087 on July 7, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 14, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-3188.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 180-52-041
Approval of list of standardized tests for use by students receiving home-based instruction.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 28A.200.010(3), the state board of education shall approve periodically a list of standardized tests for use by students receiving home-based instruction.

(2) Students shall be tested in the subjects of reading, language arts, and mathematics. The same test does not need to be used for each subject area.

(3) The most current editions of the following tests are approved for use by home schooled students:

(a) ACT and PACT Assessment (American College Testing, Inc.);

(b) California Achievement Tests (CTB/McGraw-Hill);

(c) California Diagnostic Tests (CTB/McGraw-Hill);

(d) Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTB/McGraw-Hill);

(e) Degrees of Reading Power (Touchstone Applied Science Associate, Inc.);

(f) Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (Riverside Publishing Company);

(g) Iowa Tests of Educational Development (Riverside Publishing Company);

(h) Metropolitan Achievement Tests (Psychological Corporation);

(i) National Achievement Test (American College Testing);

(j) Scholastic Achievement Test - SAT I: Reasoning and Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test - PSAT (the college board);

(k) Stanford Achievement Test (Psychological Corporation);

(l) Stanford Early School Achievement Test (Psychological Corporation);

(m) Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (Riverside Publishing Company); and

(n) Washington Assessment of Student Learning.

(4) The Washington assessment of student learning is not required to be used by students receiving home-based instruction. If the Washington assessment of student learning is selected for use by students receiving home-based instruction, the following conditions shall apply:

(a) The Washington assessment of student learning must be administered by a public school or state board of education approved private school; and

(b) The Washington assessment of student learning must be scored by the vendor contracted by the superintendent of public instruction to score such assessment.

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