Teacher Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP)

  • What is TPEP?

    ESD 113 is works in collaboration with OSPI and the other regional ESDs across the state to implement the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) that was established by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6696. The enabling legislation became effective on June 10, 2010 and addresses school and school district accountability, educator preparation, teacher and principal evaluations, academic standards, and parent and community involvement in schools. ESD 113 provides support for district implementation.

    The law requires each school district in the state to establish performance criteria as well as an evaluation process for all staff, utilizing a four-level rating system for evaluating classroom teachers and principals with revised evaluation criteria. The new rating system must describe performance on a continuum that indicates the extent the criteria have been met or exceeded. When student growth data (showing a change in student achievement between two points in time) is available for principals and relevant to the teacher and subject matter, it must be based on multiple measures if referenced in the evaluation. For more information check out the State TPEP website.

    The Law Click on this link to see the legislation that has shaped TPEP.

    Local Vs. State Decisions Click on this link to see what decisions a district has control over, and which ones are mandated by the state.