PESB Guidance to Districts regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
PESB no longer issues waivers or requires district reporting on out-of-endorsement waivers. Local school boards must still approve non-matching teacher assignments, and provide for support of the teacher being assigned out-of-endorsement.
By 2017, the PESB will create performance targets for districts and report on progress by districts, annually.
The applications cover high schools only for the 2014-15 school year.
There are multiple ways to add an endorsement to your teaching certificate in Washington State, including completing an endorsement program, earning National Board Certification or a Pathway 1 or 2 program. To learn more about all your options visit the OSPI Certification Department website at http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/Endorsement.aspx.
See Washington approved endorsement programs for a list by subject and contact information.
If you are adding a shortage area endorsement, you may be interested in the Educator Retooling Program funding support.
Educator Retooling Program to support Washington certified teachers to add endorsements in subject or geographic shortage areas.
In September 2015, the PESB determined additional content assessments that will meet the requirements for the WEST E/NES. Here is the table of those assessments: Assessment Equivalent