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Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program

Contact Information

TPEP

360-725-6422
TTY:
360-664-3631
Sue Anderson
360-725-6116

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

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.