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F.A.Q.s - Question: Will counselors, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists be using the new evaluation system?


Counselors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists and other “non-classroom” staff will continue to use their current evaluation process and standards for now. SB 6696 did not include new provisions for evaluations of these staff categories. We will work with representatives from these groups to develop their evaluation system in the future. Other districts have done this, and we can build on their experience.


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.  

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F.A.Q.s - Question: What are the frameworks?


The instructional frameworks are models of teaching and learning developed by nationally recognized educational research organizations. Montesano has chosen the framework developed by the University of Washington College of Education - Center for Educational Leadership (CEL). The chosen framework is called the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning.