WSR 04-19-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed September 2, 2004, 11:24 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: RCW 28A.410.220(3) allows the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to permit exceptions from the assessment requirements under subsections (1) and (2) of this section on a case-by-case basis.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.220.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: At this time, the PESB can not foresee any conditions for which exceptions from the assessment requirements would be extended and conclude that this language should be stated in WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director, PESB, (360) 725-6276, fax (360) 586-4548, jwallace@ospi.wednet.edu: Esther Baker, Program Director, Teacher Assessments, PESB, (360) 725-6277, fax (360) 586-4548, ebaker@ospi.wednet.edu; Board Meetings: September 14-15, 2004, November 16-17, 2004, and January 2005.

September 2, 2004

Esther Baker

Program Director

Teacher Assessments

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