The Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot (TPEP) is a component of Senate Bills 6696 and 5895, broad education reform bills passed by the Washington State Legislature during the 2010 to 2012 sessions. The bills call for significant changes in principal and teacher evaluation systems, including the introduction of a four-level evaluation ranking (most school districts have two levels: satisfactory and unsatisfactory), and the use of an instructional/leadership framework.
Montesano applied for and received a Regional Implementation Grant (RIG) from the State in order to aid us with the implementation of the revised evaluation. We have chosen to use a framework developed by the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership. This framework is called, “The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning”. Throughout the 2012/13 school year, we have 6 teachers piloting the revised evaluation and about 20 staff members engaged in training opportunities provided through ESD 113. We are on target to meet the State’s deadline of “full implementation” by the 2015/16 school year.