TPEP and eVAL2024-03-01T10:35:16-08:00

About Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project

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 development 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 committee put together new guidance around Comprehensive evaluations for the 2020-21 school year only.

  • Please see Bulletin 063-20 for details
  • Guidance on having a single Student Growth Goal (criterion 3 0r 6) this year for teachers on a modified Comprehensive evaluation and criterion related ideas for teaching in a virtual setting will be released in early September.

TPEP Guidance for 20201-21 | eVAL Changes

TPEP Resources

Instructional Framework Professional Development

Please contact Molly Naff for additional trainings and support offered through NCESD.

About eVAL

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:

  • free resource created with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (link is external);
  • 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 non 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.

eVal Support Videos

This series of video clips from NCESD support users with the eVAL application, a state-sponsored app used by administrators and teachers throughout the state to document and communicate information regarding their annual evaluations.

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Responding to Prompts in eVAL

Adding Artifacts to Observations in eVAL

Student Growth Goals in eVAL

Setting Up Observations in eVAL

Documenting Observations and Packaging Evidence

Completing Summative Evaluations in eVAL

Using Perception Surveys in eVAL

What’s New With eVAL

eVAL is 2.0 is a web-based tool, designed to manage the evaluation process and documentation of professional growth.

  • More than 10,000 Washington educators have used eVAL. Their feedback has led to important updates.
  • eVAL 2.0 is more intuitive, safe & secure, and more closely aligned to authentic feedback practices.
  • A free resource used by more than 120 districts in Washington State.
  • Personalized for each district for their instructional framework, resources, and documents.

eVAL Features

eVAL brings Principals and Teachers together for discussions and meaningful professional growth that lead to changed instructional practice in the classroom.

The primary features of eVAL are:

  • Self-assessments
  • Goal-setting
  • Conducting and participating in observations
  • Managing artifacts and evidence
  • Managing summary data and reports

Other features of eVAL:

Ninety-three videos for exploring your instructional framework in the context of classroom instruction.

Protocols for exploring and analyzing classroom practice.

  • Watch this online video to see how these protocols support the review, study and analysis of the online videos
  • Watch this online video to see how these protocols can be used to view, study and analyze video vignettes of classroom lessons in a personal video session in eVAL

eVAL Resources

Ready to see eVAL in action? Play in the “sandbox” and see for yourself what it can do

Learn more about eVAL’s functions and capabilities for teachers and principals

  • Evaluation (Growth Management)
  • Student Perception Survey tools for teachers; experiment with this in the “sandbox
  • Video Calibration exercises for evaluators

Need access to eVAL and don’t have an ESD account? Learn how to create an EDS account and request access to eVAL

eVAL Recorded Webinars

#1 Self Assessments

#2 District Admin Role

#3 Student Growth Goals

TPEP and eVAL Contacts

Bill Eagle

Executive Director Student Success & Learning
Email Bill Eagle

Molly Naff

ProServ Administrative Assistant
Email Molly Naff

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