WSR 14-19-009
[Filed September 4, 2014, 11:53 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-23-141.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Adds new section to chapter 181-02 WAC, Transition from WEST E content area tests to replacement or acceptable alternative tests.
Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661, on November 13, 2014, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 13, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 6, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by November 6, 2014, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: With the implementation of common core state standards, certain statutorily required content area tests are transitioning to new testing. This new section in chapter 181-02 WAC, which addresses content testing for teachers, allows for this testing change, and anticipates future testing changes, giving the board authority to approve the most recent testing.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Legislative required transition to common core state standards.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail
September 4, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
WAC 181-02-003 WEST-E transition to other content area tests.
The board will approve and publish schedules for other content area tests either as alternatives or replacements. On the scheduled dates of board approval, tests previously approved that were taken before the scheduled changes will be accepted as meeting the requirements, including subsections that substantially meet the content area requirements.