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Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program

Contact Information


Sue Anderson

The Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Growth Program (TPEP) is based on these core principles:

  • High quality teaching and leading are key to student success.
  • Growth in practice is developmental in nature.
  • Growth occurs best when there are clear standards of practice supported by quality professional learning and learning-focused feedback.
  • Evaluation systems should reflect and address the career continuum.
  • The focus for teacher and principal growth should be driven by student learning needs.

Evaluation Guidance for 2021-2022

  • We will be returning to full Comprehensive evaluations, with three Student Growth Goals, for 2021-2022 teachers and principals who are scheduled for Comprehensive evaluations.
  • Student Growth Goals
    • New 2021-2022 pilot Student Growth Goal rubrics for 3.1, 3.2, 6.1, 6.2, and 8.1 are available.
    • Student Growth Goals: General Guidance has been developed for these pilot rubrics.
    • New Pilot tools and resources are posted on the Student Growth page with more to come later in the school year.
    • Districts may choose to fully implement, partially implement, or wait on implementing the changes in 2021-22.
    • Full implementation will be required in 2022-23.
  • eVAL will be adjusted to reflect the return to the regular Comprehensive evaluation process. District using eVAL will be able to use either the original or the pilot Student Growth Goal rubrics this year.

Framework Trainings

Required Instructional Trainings for principals and assistant principals.

Frameworks & Student Growth

Instructional frameworks alongside student growth goals and the important part they play in the evaluation process.

Policy & Resources

Research and reports that have been published about the WA TPEP process.