Frameworks and Rubrics

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Washington has developed eight evaluator criteria for teachers and principals. All of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) Frameworks include these evaluation criteria and are used throughout the entire evaluation process. The state evaluation criteria and the frameworks are the foundation for the evaluation program.

Effect August 1, evaluations and summative conferences for principals and assistant principals shall be conducted by the evaluator prior to June 1 of the school year of which the evaluation is made. This recent rule change impacts evaluation timelines for the 2023-24 school year! The timeline applies to focused and comprehensive evaluations and is intended to ensure that principals and assistant principals receive timely feedback, as well as indications of their employment status. In collaboration with the TPEP Steering Committee, this rule change was made to support growth and development and allow a principal/assistant principal to improve their practice or seek another position. Please reach out to TPEP with any questions you might have!

Evaluation Criteria & Descriptors

Teacher Evaluation Criteria & Descriptors

  • Often referred to as the “State 8,” legislation clearly describes the eight evaluation criteria for both teachers and principals.
  • WAC 392-191A-060 Minimum evaluation criteria – Certificated classroom teachers
  • Teacher Criteria and Instructional Framework Alignment

Principal Evaluation Criteria & Descriptors

  • WAC 392-191-A-150 Minimum evaluation criteria – Certificated principals and assistant principals.
Instructional & Leadership Frameworks

An instructional or leadership framework is a common language and vision of what quality teaching and leading looks like. It is shared by everyone in the district and aligns to the eight state criteria created by E2SSB 6696.

Instructional Frameworks

OSPI adopted three instructional frameworks.

Leadership Framework