WSR 07-04-007

EXPEDITED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed January 24, 2007, 4:53 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 181-01 WAC, WEST-B exemption.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Nasue Nishida, Professional Educator Standards Board, P.O. Box 42736, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY April 9, 2007.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Clean up language to make chapter consistent throughout.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies the chapter.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 42736, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6275.

January 24, 2007

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9530.1

Chapter 181-01 WAC

WEST-B ((EXEMPTION)) ASSESSMENT PROGRAM


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-084, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07)

WAC 181-01-001   WEST-B ((exemption)) extension.   Candidates who are prepared and/or certified out-of-state applying for a Washington state residency teaching certificate 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 181-79A-128.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-24-084, 181-01-001, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210, 28A.410.220. 02-21-014, 181-01-001, filed 10/8/02, effective 11/8/02.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-04-024, filed 1/25/05, effective 2/25/05)

WAC 181-01-004   Appeals process.   The Washington professional educator standards board may permit exceptions from the assessment requirements under RCW 28A.410.220 (1) and (2) on a case-by-case basis. Consistent with the discretion accorded to the professional educator standards board in RCW 28A.410.220(3), the exemptions and extensions provided for in WAC 181-01-001 ((through 181-01-003)), 181-01-002, 181-02-001 and 181-02-002, shall be the sole exceptions to the WEST-B and WEST-E assessment requirements.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220(c). 05-04-024, 181-01-004, filed 1/25/05, effective 2/25/05.]

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