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Sue Anderson, Program Director


The Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program

State Evaluation Criteria, Frameworks, and Rubrics

Washington has developed eight evaluator criteria for teachers and principals. All of the TPEP Frameworks include these evaluation criteria and are used throughout the entire evaluation process. The state evaluation criteria and the frameworks are the foundation for the evaluation program.


State Teacher and Principal Evaluation Criteria

Often referred to as the “State 8,” legislation clearly describes the eight evaluation criteria for both teachers and principals.

Teacher Evaluation Criteria and Descriptors
WAC 392-191A-060 Minimum evaluation criteria – Certificated classroom teachers

Principal Evaluation Criteria and Descriptors

WAC 392-191-A-150 Minimum evaluation criteria – Certificated principals and assistant principals.

Instructional and Leadership Frameworks

An instructional or leadership framework is a common language and vision of what quality teaching and leading looks like. It is shared by everyone in the district and aligns to the eight state criteria created by E2SSB 6696.

Instructional Frameworks

OSPI adopted three instructional frameworks.

Leadership Framework









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