Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program
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 2020-2021
- The TPEP Steering commitee put together new guidance around evaluations for the 20-21 school year.
- For this school year, it is recommended that all teachers/principals on Comprehensive evaluations participate in a modified version (reduced criteria) of this evaluation, with the exception of experienced teachers/principals who are new to their district. The Focused evaluation would not change. Any teacher/principal on a modified evaluation could be placed on the full evaluation by December 15.
- More information can be found in Bulletin 063-20.
- Tips for eVAL use during long-term school closures.
2019-2020 TPEP Policy Changes
Please read Bulletin 031-19 for more information!
- Comprehensive evaluation timelines
- Clock hour requirements
- Teacher evaluations not being adversely impacted by subject matter related to sexual orientation as long as the subject matter is age-appropriate and connected to the teacher's content area
Required Instructional Trainings for principals and assistant principals.
Instructional frameworks alongside student growth goals and the important part they play in the evaluation process.
Research and reports that have been published about the WA TPEP process.