WSR 05-23-037




[ Filed November 9, 2005, 10:53 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Exempting the requirement for the Praxis II when an applicant holds national board certification in the subject for which an endorsement is sought.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: An exemption to the requirement for passing a Praxis II series exam when an applicant holds national board certification in that same subject are for which the applicant is seeking endorsement seems reasonable to study.

     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      Negotiated rule making; and early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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 sending written comments to Professional Educator Standards Board, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street South, Room 249, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236. For telephone assistance contact Esther Baker at (360) 725-6277.

November 8, 2005

Esther Baker

Program Director

Teacher Assessments