181-01-002 - WEST-B basic skills assessment requirement, exemptions, alternatives, and equivalent assessments

181-01-002. WEST-B basic skills assessment requirement, exemptions, alternatives, and equivalent assessments

(1) Taking a basic skills assessment under this chapter is required for issuance of a Washington state teacher certificate under WAC 181-77-031, 181-77-041, and 181-79A-206.

(2) Individuals seeking admission to a state approved teacher preparation program, and out-of-state candidates applying for a Washington state teacher certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 or 181-79A-260, must submit evidence of taking the WEST-B or an alternative or equivalent to the WEST-B as identified and accepted by the professional educator standards board.

(3) Candidates applying for a Washington state teaching certificate under WAC 181-79A-257 who hold a valid certificate through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or other equivalent second tier educator certifications from other states as approved and published by the professional educator standards board, are exempt from the WEST-B requirement.

(Amended by WSR 15-08-030, Filed 3/25/2015, effective 4/25/2015 Amended by WSR 20-04-083, Filed 2/4/2020, effective 3/6/2020 Amended by WSR 20-23-030, Filed 11/10/2020, effective 12/11/2020)

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 13-16-051, § 181-01-002, filed 8/1/13, effective 9/1/13; WSR 12-04-032, § 181-01-002, filed 1/26/12, effective 2/26/12; WSR 06-24-084, § 181-01-002, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 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). WSR 04-24-049, § 181-01-002, filed 11/29/04, effective 12/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 04-08-047, § 181-01-002, filed 4/1/04, effective 5/2/04. WSR 13-23-007, § 181-01-002, filed 11/7/2013, effective 12/8/2013

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