WSR 16-09-105
[Filed April 19, 2016, 2:03 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Approval assurances, criteria, and performance targets for online learning providers, WAC 392-502-030.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290, 28A.250.020.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Postpone the requirements for course success rates and annual performance targets until September 1, 2017, so that office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) can establish a reporting protocol, analyze data metrics, determine if established performance targets are valid and craft a plan of action for programs not meeting standard.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lillian Hunter, Director of Digital and Alternative Learning, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504,, (360) 725-6237.
April 19, 2016
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction