WSR 16-04-078
[Filed January 29, 2016, 11:56 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 180-105 WAC, Performance improvement goals, for amendment to conform with and implement the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized in 2015.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.305.130 Powers and dutiesPurpose, state board of education (SBE).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 180-105-020, initially filed April 23, 2003, requires each school district board of directors to adopt, and to direct each school to adopt, performance improvement goals in reading and mathematics using the federal requirements in ESEA as reauthorized in January 2002. WAC 180-105-040 establishes definitions for purposes of the prior section. WAC 180-105-060 directs districts to revise graduation rate goals and specifies minimum goals through 2013. In December 2015 the president signed an act reauthorizing the ESEA as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Chapter 180-105 WAC must be amended to conform to the requirements of this act.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Education, office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI). The SBE will work with OSPI in an ongoing manner in the development of rule amendments. Any consultation with the United States Department of Education found necessary or appropriate under federal rules or guidance for implementation of ESSA will be done through OSPI.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Archer, Director of Basic Education Oversight, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6035,; or Ben Rarick, Executive Director, (360) 725-6025,
January 29, 2016
Ben Rarick
Executive Director