WSR 03-14-112



[ Filed June 30, 2003, 4:35 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-09-021.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-79A-308(1) Endorsement by examination.

Purpose: The purpose of the amendment to this rule is to remove the opportunity for individuals to obtain an endorsement through the use of a graduate record examination (GRE) score.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Centralia School District, 2320 Borst Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531-0610, on August 20, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by August 6, 2003, TDD (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by August 6, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 22, 2003.

June 30, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-308   Endorsement by examination.   In lieu of completing the required number of credit hours and the essential areas of study, or any portion of such requirements, individuals may add endorsements to an initial or continuing teaching certificate by examination in one of the following ways:

(((1) An individual may add an endorsement to a teaching certificate by obtaining a score of not less than one-half standard deviation below the mean on a graduate record examination in the subject matter area for which endorsement is sought.

(2))) Washington colleges and universities with an approved preparation program for teachers may waive all or any portion of the requirement for a particular endorsement and recommend the candidate to the superintendent of public instruction for the particular endorsement if the following conditions are met:

(((a))) (1) The candidate is required to demonstrate subject matter competency for all or a portion of the requirement waived through passage of one or more written examinations.

(((b))) (2) In the case of waiver of an essential area of study, a faculty member regularly responsible for teaching a course which covers that essential area of study must attest to the fact that the proposed examination is of sufficient scope and depth to evaluate the candidate's knowledge of the essential area of study.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-308, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

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