ESD 123 is working in collaboration with OSPI and the other regional ESDs across the state to implement the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) that was established by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6696. The enabling legislation became effective on June 10, 2010 and addresses school and school district accountability, educator preparation, teacher and principal evaluations, academic standards, and parent and community involvement in schools. ESD 123 provides support for district implementation as the school year 2015-16 deadline for all classroom teachers, principals, and assistant principals to be evaluated under the new system nears.

The law requires each school district in the state to establish performance criteria as well as an evaluation process for all staff, utilizing a four-level rating system for evaluating classroom teachers and principals with revised evaluation criteria. The new rating system must describe performance on a continuum that indicates the extent the criteria have been met or exceeded. When student growth data (showing a change in student achievement between two points in time) is available for principals and relevant to the teacher and subject matter, it must be based on multiple measures if referenced in the evaluation.

eVAL Tool for TPEP

Developed in partnership with the Washington Education Association, OSPI and ESD 113, eVAL is a web-based tool designed to manage the evaluation process and its documentation, utilizing an extremely secure data facility with limited access both physically and virtually to its servers. Piloted within the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot districts in the 2011-12 school year, eVAL is voluntary for all districts and a free resource that can be personalized for each district for their instructional framework, resources, and documents, enabling districts to utilize as many or as few of its available features.


What We Have to Offer:

  • Framework training for new teachers
  • Framework training for new administrators
  • District implementation team roundtables
  • Human resource decisions
  • Professional growth model
  • eVal readiness checklist

Want to learn more?

Teri Kessie
Director of Student and School Success
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