PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-501 WAC, Academic achievement, accountability and assessment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESSB 6604 (Laws of 2010) and ESSB 5889 (Laws of 2009).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6604 removed all reference to student learning plans except for students in the eighth grade who did not meet standard on the seventh grade state assessment. References to the high school student learning plans, contained in WAC 392-501-201 and 392-501-310, need to be removed as they are no longer valid.
ESSB 5889 provided for flexibility in the assessment of students for purposes of graduation. Changes are being proposed that will provide greater flexibility in the assessment process for students.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Assessment division of the office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI).
Process for Developing New Rule: Discussion with the assessment division.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dan Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education and School Improvement, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-4954, fax (360) 586-9321.
April 27, 2011