eVAL is a web-based tool designed to manage the evaluation process and documentation. Developed in partnership with the Washington Education Association, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Educational Service District 113, eVAL is:
- a free resource created with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
- personalized for each district for their instructional framework, resources, and documents;
- available and voluntary for all Washington K-12 public school districts, who can use as many or as few of eVAL’s features as they’d like (or none at all); and
- extremely secure with limited access physically and virtually to its servers.
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.
OSPI, the WEA, and ESD 113 continue to support development of eVAL. Among the many improvements planned, you can expect to see increased partnerships for evidence gathering, and increased usability on mobile devices.