Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Purpose of this proposal is to lessen the barriers onto teaching for those people coming from out-of-state. Therefore, this proposal exempts National Board Certified Teachers coming from other states from passing the WEST-B assessment and eliminates the requirement of three years teaching experience for out-of-state candidates prior to taking the WEST-E assessment.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 181-01-003; and amending WAC 181-01-001 and 181-01-002.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-20-120 on October 4, 2006.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: In order to streamline the WACs, we repealed WAC 181-01-003 and placed it as a new section in WAC 181-02-001.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 3, Repealed 1; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 16, 2006.
Policy and Research Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-21-014, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02)
WAC 181-01-001 WEST-B exemption. ((
Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state
applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate
(( who have completed a teacher preparation program in another
state or country)) under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) or 181-79A-260
have up to one calendar year from issuance of temporary permit
to pass the WEST-B basic skills test, provided that they have
completed all other requirements for residency certification
other than passage of the WEST-B and are thus eligible for a
temporary permit under WAC (( 180-79A-128)) 181-79A-128.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220. 02-21-014, § 181-01-001, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02.]
(2) Candidates applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) who hold a certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are exempt from the WEST-B requirement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 06-11-162 and 06-12-020, § 181-01-002, filed 5/24/06 and 5/30/06, effective 6/24/06 and 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220 [(1)](c). 04-24-049, § 181-01-002, filed 11/29/04, effective 12/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. 04-08-047, § 181-01-002, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04.]
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 181-01-003||WEST-E time extension.|
WAC 181-02-001 WEST-E time extension. Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency or professional teaching certificate based on WAC 181-79A-257 (1)(b) have up to one calendar year from issuance of the temporary permit to pass the WEST-E subject knowledge test, provided they are eligible for a temporary permit under WAC 181-79A-128.