WSR 11-21-052




[ Filed October 13, 2011, 10:57 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-23-110.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-01-002 adding Oregon basic skill test, essential academic skills test, to tests accepted in Washington state.

Hearing Location(s): Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, on January 19, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 19, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by January 10, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by January 10, 2012, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Oregon has developed a new basic skills test. Bordering states['] basic tests are accepted in Washington state for the WEST-B.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Responds to new testing requirements in Oregon effecting Washington teacher candidates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educators [educator] standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail

October 13, 2011

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst


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

WAC 181-01-002   WEST-B exemptions.   (1) 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, or out-of-state candidates applying to masters-degree level teacher preparation programs residing outside of the state of Washington at time of application, in lieu of passing the WEST-B, may provide official documentation of scores on the Praxis I of 177 for the reading subtest, 176 for the mathematics subtest and 174 for the writing subtest, or scores on the Praxis I CBT computer-administered test of 325 for the reading subtest, 321 for the mathematics subtest, and 321 for the writing subtest, or passing scores from California or Oregon on the CBEST or Essential Academic Skills test.

(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.410.210. 06-24-084, 181-01-002, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07. 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.]

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