Improving Student Learning Through Improved Teaching and Leadership

Classroom Teachers

The new evaluation system is designed for “classroom teachers.” Classroom teachers include physical education, art, music, and special education teachers. Librarians and instructional coaches can possibly be included, but ESAs (school counselors, speech language pathologists, nurses, therapists, etc) are not currently included in the new evaluation. However, ESAs, Teacher-Librarians, and Instructional Coaches who provide academically-focused instruction to students may be considered in the new evaluation system.

TPEP Quick Links

Training Videos/Protocols
Student Growth Resources
Links to Framework Resources 
eVAL Resources and Support

District Framework Selection
Statewide Trainings

TPEP Core Principles:


  • Quality teaching and leading is critically important.
  • Professional learning is a key component of an effective evaluation system.
  • Teaching and leading is work done by a core team of professionals.
  • Evaluation systems should reflect and address the career continuum.
  • An evaluation system should consider and balance “inputs or acts” with “outputs or results.”
  • Teacher and principal evaluation models should coexist within the complex relationship between district systems and negotiations.


Please contact Heather Miller for additional trainings and support offered through NCESD. – 509.665.2649