Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program

TPEP Office Hours

Join TPEP Office Hours every Thursday from 10-11:00am.

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The Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Growth Program (TPEP) is based on these core principles:

  • High quality teaching and leading are key to student success.
  • Growth in practice is developmental in nature.
  • Growth occurs best when there are clear standards of practice supported by quality professional learning and learning-focused feedback.
  • Evaluation systems should reflect and address the career continuum.
  • The focus for teacher and principal growth should be driven by student learning needs.

Evaluation Guidance for 2023-24

For information and guidance on following the established evaluation procedures, please consult Bulletin 040-23 and consult the TPEP FAQ page. Of particular note this year would be the following, which are detailed in the Bulletin:

  • Effective August 1, 2023 evaluations and summative conference for principals and assistant principals must be conducted by the evaluator prior to June 1 of that school year. For more information, please consult the amendatory sections of WAC 392-191A-160 and WAC 392-191A-190.
  • The 2023-24 school year is the final year that districts can elect to use the original Student Growth Goals for evaluation. Beginning with the 2024-25 school year the Final Revised Student Growth Goal Rubrics will replace the existing rubrics for use in evaluation. For more information and resources, please visit the Student Growth page.
  • The timeline for the required use of the 2022 updated Framework for Teaching for Danielson has been extended to the 2025-26 school year.  All districts that use the Danielson instructional framework will be required to use the 2022 updated Framework for Teaching in their 2025-26 school year evaluation.  In August of 2025, the evaluation materials aligned to the 2011 version of the Danielson Group’s instructional framework will be taken off our website, will be removed from eVAL, and will no longer be available for use in evaluations. For information and resources please visit the Danielson Framework page.

Student Growth


eVAL will be undergoing a process to make the platform ADA compliant. Under the advisement of the TPEP Steering Committee, OSPI is convening a technical advisory committee to provide input and guidance on the work of making eVAL ADA compliant. Districts will continue to have access to eVAL in its current form while the work of transitioning occurs. Once we have a clear timeline and transition plan, we will communicate it via GovDelivery and a Bulletin.