The Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program was born out of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6696 during the 2010 legislative session. The evaluation provisions in the bill were part of a larger reform effort made during Washington's Race to the Top application. The bill created our pilot project and moved the state from a two-tiered system of unsatisfactory, to a four-tiered evaluation system. In addition to moving to a four-tiered system, the legislation created eight new criteria for teachers and principals to be evaluated upon, with common themes tying the criteria for teachers and principals together.
TPEP Core Principles, legislation, and district framework choices.
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.
Developed in partnership with the American Institute for Research, this series of training modules is designed to assist school leadership teams understand the WA evaluation system.
Rater Agreement is the extent to which the scores between the raters have consistency and accuracy against predetermined standards. The predetermined standards are the instructional and leadership frameworks and rubrics that define the basis for summative criterion level scores.
Legislation, rubrics, and resources to assist educators in understanding the importance of student growth within their evaluation system.
PD opportunities, approved trainers, teacher training funding, and additional TPEP resources.
A web-based tool designed to manage the evaluation process and documentation. The system is an EDS application and hosted in a state of the art network operations center. The site is physically secured, monitored 24 hours a day, and backed up continuously. It is personalized for each district based on their instructional framework.
A calendar of statewide and regional TPEP trainings listed by ESD.
Specific questions and answers about the TPEP process and legislation.