Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP)
    What is TPEP?

    The Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) is part of a broad education reform bill (E2SSB 6696)passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2010.

    E2SSB 6696 created a TPEP Steering Committee made up of representatives from the following organizations:

    § OSPI

    § Governor’s office

    § Washington Education Association

    § Association of Washington School Principals

    § Washington Association of School Administrators

    § Washington State Parent Teacher Association

    § Washington State School Directors’ Association (added in May 2011)


    How is the new evaluation system different from the current one?

    Traditional evaluation systems have a two-level ranking of “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory.” The legislation calls for a four-level rating system and 8 minimum criteria, including:

    1.Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement

    2.Demonstrating effective teaching practices

    3.Recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs

    4.Providing clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum

    5.Fostering and managing a safe, positive learning environment

    6.Using multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning

    7.Communicating and collaborating with parents and school community

    8.Exhibiting collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning


    How will this help improve student learning?

    The new model provides teachers and principals with opportunities to reflect on specific strengths and areas for professional growth in teaching and learning. The new evaluation model will be a more collaborative approach, including goal-setting, classroom observation and self-reflection. The system will be grounded in effective tools, research and effective instructional practices, with the ultimate goal to improve student learning and success.

    Steilacoom Historical School District’s Frameworks:

    ·        Charlotte Danielson Instructional Framework

    ·        AWSP Leadership Framework