UPDATED: Comprehensive & Focused Evaluation Diagrams

When OSPI revised the summative scoring diagrams for Comprehensive and Focused evaluations last summer, an error was made on the Focused chart. There is no “student growth inquiry” connected to a Focused evaluation, but the text said otherwise.

Instructional Frameworks

Leadership Frameworks

OSPI is recruiting additional Feedback Specialists

OSPI ia recruiting school leaders to become OSPI-authorized trainers for CEL 5D+, Marzano, or Danielson Instructional Frameworks. Selected educators will participate in five days of training with one of the framework authors during spring 2015, and then be available to provide up to 42 hours of training for principal and assistant principals who evaluate teachers using that framework. In addition, framework specialists are authorized to provide similar training for teachers new to the revised evaluation system.

OSPI currently has 77 framework specialists working to support the evaluation of teachers across the state. The purpose of this solicitation is to expand the number of districts with a framework specialist on staff. We intend to accept up to 35 new specialists in each of the three Instructional Frameworks. Districts that currently employ one or more specialists may submit nominations, but first priority will go to districts without an instructional framework specialist on the current OSPI approved list. Districts with large numbers of new principals will also have priority.

Successful applicants will demonstrate these knowledge and skills:

  • At least two years active participation in Washington’s revised evaluation system, preferably as an evaluator of the instructional framework designated by the nominating district and an evaluatee in the revised leadership framework.
  • Deep knowledge of the framework language, structure, processes and philosophy
  • Skilled observer of teaching and ability to provide timely, useful feedback regarding teacher performance using rubrics connected to an instructional framework
  • Conduct conversations that elicit additional evidence of teacher performance on criteria not directly observable in the classroom
  • Facilitate reflection and goal-setting that support educator growth over time
  • Success teaching educators in a variety of content and contexts

More information is available at http://tpep-wa.org/tpep-events-files/cffs/icffs/

TPEP Best Practices Colloquia

Registration is now open for both TPEP Best Practices Colloquia on February 11th in Seatac and April 15th in Spokane.

This all-day event will be an opportunity for district teams to share ideas and have dialogue regarding successes and challenges of implementing the revised teacher evaluation system. Presenting districts include: Bellingham, Bellevue, Camas, Enumclaw, Peninsula, Rochester, Sequim and Vancouver. The agenda will facilitate discussion across and within districts as you learn about one another’s best practices. Please come ready to share as well as learn.

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VWR2GDJ.

More information is available at http://cstp-wa.org/events-calendar/tpep/.

Now Available – Updated Rater Agreement Document for 2014-15

An updated version of the rater agreement document (PDF) is now available for the 2014–15 school year. Rater agreement is defined as:

The extent to which the scores between the raters have consistency and accuracy against predetermined standards. The predetermined standards are the instructional and leadership frameworks and rubrics that define the basis for summative criterion level scores.

RCW 28A.405.120 and RCW 28A.405.130 require that “before school district implementation of the revised evaluation systems,” evaluators of teachers and principals “must engage in professional development designed to implement the revised systems and maximize rater agreement.” The research and practical application of implementing this law is of primary concern for OSPI, TPEP Steering Committee organizations and the instructional and leadership framework authors.

For more information on rater agreement, check out the Observations and Rater Agreement Module.

School Employee Evaluation Survey Reminder

The 2014-15 School Employee Evaluation Survey closes November 3rd. The data collection is mandated by federal and state reporting requirements. The survey collects evaluation data for teachers, principals, superintendents, classified staff, and certificated non-classroom teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Districts must assign an EDS role of SEES User for district personnel to have access to the application.

For more information, please refer to OSPI bulletin 041-14. Frequently asked questions and help can be found at http://tpep-wa.org/sees-help/. Please email tpep@k12.wa.us with questions about the survey.

2014 School Employee Evaluation Survey is Now Open

This year’s School Employee Evaluation Survey is now open. The data collection is mandated by federal and state reporting requirements and will close November 3rd. The survey collects evaluation data for teachers, principals, superintendents, classified staff, and certificated non-classroom teachers for the 2013-14 school year. Districts must assign an EDS role of SEES User for district personnel to have access to the application.

For more information, please refer to OSPI bulletin 041-14. Frequently asked questions and help can be found at http://tpep-wa.org/sees-help/. Please email tpep@k12.wa.us with questions about the survey.

Capturing Video Prompts Reflection

Sarah Brown Wessling, a high school teacher says, “Do you cringe watching yourself on video? Is that really what I sound like?! Herein lies the power and necessity of learning from a video. Without this kind of record, teachers run the risk of only knowing what our classroom is like ‘in our own heads.’ With it we start to understand what our students experience.”

As the summer winds down, think about how you can make use of a video camera in your classroom and how you are preparing to ‘hear your own voice.’ See her hints at: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/improve-teaching-with-video/?utm_source=newsletter20140809.

Summer 2014 TPEP Update

OSPI recently published a bulletin 041 -14 with an update on TPEP including info on Evaluation data, eVAL, Teacher Training Funding, and requesting minor modifications. You can read the bulletin under the ‘Resources’ section.

We have also provided a 2014 TPEP Update Presentation for districts to modify to meet their individual needs. This is also available under the ‘Resources’ section. Scroll down to Presentations.

Implementation Stories

Curious about what other districts did for TPEP implementation and how it went? OSPI partnered with the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession to interview a couple districts about their process. Watch the videos here.

New and Updated ‘Capturing the Learning Point’ documents

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New “Capturing the Learning Point” documents have been added!

These are tools and best practices for implementing Washington’s new teacher and principal evaluation system. These ideas have been drawn from interviews with district leaders, principals, and teachers who have participated in the pilot project. The hope is that the lessons learned from their experiences will address concerns and lead districts toward greater success.

Find the both the new and revised documents here.