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									May 17, 2010                                                (X)     Action Required
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BULLETIN NO. 026-10 ASSESSMENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION


TO:          Educational Service District Superintendents
             School District Superintendents
             High School and Middle/Junior High School Principals
             District Assessment Coordinators
             High School and Middle/Junior High Registrars
             High School and Middle/Junior High Counselors
             Washington School Information Processing Consortia
             Student Information System Vendors

FROM:        Randy I. Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

RE:          Developer/User Guide for the Washington State Standardized High
             School Transcript

             Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Washington State
             Standardized High School Transcript

CONTACT: Dr. Robin Munson, Director
         Student Information
         (360) 725-6356; TTY: (360) 664-3631
         robin.munson@k12.wa.us


Background

The purpose of the Washington State Standardized High School Transcript is to
communicate a student’s academic history for all high school level courses attempted
including the courses, grades, schools and other required data. Washington State
public high schools are required to use the Washington State Standardized High
School Transcript. An accurate record of a student’s academic history is essential and
cannot include anything more than what is listed in the Revised Code of Washington
(RCW) Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the Washington State
Standardized High School Transcript Developer/User Guide
(http://www.k12.wa.us/transcripts/).

RCW 28A.230.125 establishes that a standardized high school transcript shall be used
by all public high schools in the state. The description of requirements for the state
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standardized high school transcript is provided in WAC 392-415 “Secondary education
– standardized high school transcript.”

This bulletin provides an overview of the few updates and revisions made to the
previous (2007-08) Washington State Standardized High School Transcript
Developer/User Guide. In addition to the “Developer/User Guide”, a Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) document is posted online. The FAQ contains some of the most
frequently asked questions regarding the Washington State High School Transcript.
The answer and relevant Washington Administrative Code (WAC)/Revised Code of
Washington (RCW) are listed below each question. Pertinent information within each
WAC/RCW is listed in a green font. The FAQ document is updated as new commonly
asked questions are received.

What is the Developer/User Guide?
The Washington State Standardized High School Transcript: Developer/User Guide
provides technical instructions, primarily for use by student information system (SIS)
software developers, describing all required features of the transcript to be used in
Washington’s public high schools. The “Developer/User Guide” can also be used as a
reference by high school and district staff for the definitions of the requirements for the
high school transcript. The “Developer/User Guide” can be found at:
http://www.k12.wa.us/transcripts/

What Changes Are Incorporated into Edition 3.0.1 of the Developer/User Guide?
A change log of all changes to the Developer/User Guide is provided in Appendix E of
the Guide. The changes are summarized below. Cosmetic changes are not addressed
within the change log.

Edition 3.0.1
      2.1.3.2 STATE STUDENT ID (SSID)
           Removed hyphens from SSID.
      2.2.2 COURSE DESIGNATION KEY (§)
           Revised Course Code Designation Key to reflect B = CADR/HECB Core.
           Added Course Designation K = Cambridge Program
              - Includes the following international curriculum/assessment programs of
                 study offered by University of Cambridge:
                  General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A) and
                     Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level courses
                  International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
                     level courses
      2.2.2.8 SEAL OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
           Removed the State of Washington Seal requirement and replaced with
              seal of the district, if available, per WAC 392-415-070.
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      2.2.6.11, 2.2.6.11.1, 2.2.6.12, 2.2.6.12.1 READING/WRITING STANDARD and
      (STATUS)
          Replaced ‘WASL’ references with ‘high school assessment’.
      2.2.6.13, 2.2.6.13.1, 2.2.6.14, 2.2.6.14.1 MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE
      STANDARD and (STATUS)
          Added mathematics and science standard sections beginning with the
             graduating class of 2013.
      APPENDIX A
          Updated and added transcript examples.
      APPENDIX B
          Updated and added references.

What Is the Implementation Timeline for These Changes?
The changes announced in this bulletin and described in edition 3.0.1 of the
Developer/User Guide take effect immediately.

District staff are encouraged to work with their student information system vendors to
incorporate the new changes as quickly as possible but no later than
December 31, 2010.

If you have additional questions regarding transcripts, please contact Kristina Quimby
directly at (360) 725-4470, TTY (360) 664-3631, or kristina.quimby@k12.wa.us. You
may also contact Robin Munson (360) 725-6356 or robin.munson@k12.wa.us.

K-12 EDUCATION

Alan Burke, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent

ASSESSMENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION

Joseph Willhoft, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent

Robin Munson, Ph.D.
Director of Student Information

								
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