is a component of E2SSB 6696,
a broad education reform bill passed by the Washington State
Legislature in the 2010 session.
The bill calls for significant changes in principal and teacher
evaluation systems, including the introduction of a four-level
evaluation ranking (most school districts have only two:
satisfactory and unsatisfactory).
Pilot Participants and Timeline
The pilot participants include eight districts and one consortium of districts. Workgroups will start developing evaluation systems for the selected districts (and many of the districts awarded School Improvement Grants) starting this fall, with piloting to be conducted for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.
Midway through the pilot period, and at its conclusion, OSPI will collect and analyze materials from the pilot districts and make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the adoption of one or more of the systems for use by districts in the state. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, all districts will be required to adopt evaluation systems in alignment with E2SSB 6696.
Districts will receive between $100,000 and about $180,000 a year for the two years of the pilot. Proposed budgets will be submitted in September 2010. Funding for the second year of the pilot will be contingent on funding being provided by the Legislature in the next biennial operating budget. See
District Allocations Chart (PDF).
Visit the TPEP Blog & Resource Site for a complete list of meeting dates and files, evaluation resources, FAQs, and a "Getting Started Toolkit" that highlights our most helpful files, links, and videos.