Over the past several years, the PESB has been gradually transitioning Washington standards and assessments to the use of national standards and assessments. Simultaneously, the PESB has convened committees to revise certain Washington-specific endorsement competencies to align better with the standards and competencies developed by subject area national professional associations. Please review the table below to identify which competencies and assessments are currently used for each endorsement. For the areas that do not have direct links to endorsement competencies, please contact Jisu Ryu for more information.
*Note : The development of NES Computer Science is targeted to be completed by Fall of 2018.
|Specialty Endorsement||Endorsement Competencies||Assessment|
|Deaf Education||Deaf Education competencies||WEST-E|
|Elementary Mathematics Specialist||Elementary Mathematics Specialist competencies||N/A|
|Environment and Sustainability Education||Environment and Sustainability competencies||N/A|
|Gifted Education||Gifted Education competencies||N/A|
|Teacher of the Visually Impaired||Teacher of the Visually Impaired competencies||N/A|
Standards-Based Benchmarks by Educator Role
These contain the criteria/strands and benchmarks at the Residency, Professional, and Career levels.