(1) Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, all professional educator standards board-approved teacher preparation programs must administer to all preservice candidates the evidence-based assessment of teaching effectiveness adopted by the professional educator standards board. The professional educator standards board shall adopt rules that establish a date during the 2012-13 school year after which candidates completing teacher preparation programs must successfully pass this assessment. Assessment results from persons completing each preparation program must be reported annually by the professional educator standards board to the governor and the education and fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1st.
(2) The professional educator standards board and the superintendent of public instruction, as determined by the board, may contract with one or more third parties for:
(a) The administration, scoring, and reporting of scores of the assessment under this section;
(b) Related clerical and administrative activities; or
(c) Any combination of the purposes of this subsection (2).
(3) Candidates for residency certification who are required to successfully complete the assessment under this section, and who are charged a fee for the assessment by a third party contracted with under this section, shall pay the fee charged by the contractor directly to the contractor. Such fees shall be reasonably related to the actual costs of the contractor in providing the assessment.
Finding—2010 c 235:
See note following RCW 28A.405.245