In 2001, the Legislature adopted the recommendations of the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and created three alternative routes to certification for prospective teachers in Washington. The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Institute) was directed by the 2001 Legislature to evaluate three pilot certification programs selected by the PESB. The Institute also received funding from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to incorporate four federally funded "Transitions to Teaching" programs in this same evaluation. This interim report addresses the following research questions: 1) What are alternative routes to teacher certification? 2) What is the status of Washington's alternative route partnerships? 3) Who are Washington's alternative route interns?