New and Updated ‘Capturing the Learning Point’ documents


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.

2014 State of the State Educator Survey Report Released

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) released their findings from an early 2014 survey that went out to teachers, principals, superintendents, and school directors across the state. The results from the over 7,000 respondents touches on topics of understanding such as communication, support needs, and results of the evaluation systems as well as requirements of the new Common Core. Read the report titled “Washington’s 2014 State of the State Educator Survey Report: Summary of Key Findings” or view all of our available reports, studies, presentations, and surveys.

2012-13 School Employee Evaluation Data

Data collected from the 2012-13 SY School Employee Evaluation Survey is now available. Visit our Reports, Studies, Presentations, and Surveys page for more information. (Scroll to the bottom of the page under the ‘Data’ section).

Student Growth Case Stories

Student Grown Case Studies

The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, in partnership with OSPI convened a group of National Board Certified Teachers to discuss how these teachers are using student growth in their classroom. Read about how student growth is impacting their teaching here.

2014 – 2015 Teacher Training Funds

The 2014 Legislature appropriated $5 million ” solely for the provision of training for teachers in the performance-based teacher principal evaluation program” during the 2014-2015 school year.

Districts will be allowed to apply for funding via the iGrants system beginning August 1st.

More information is available here. A list of maximum allocations per district can be found here.

OSPI will not review a district’s 2014-2015 application until all necessary supplemental documentation has been received for the district’s 2013-2014 claims. 2013-14 supplemental documentation should be emailed to

Questions? Email

Pre and Post Observation Video Examples

Pre and Post Observation Video Examples

ICFFS’s from each of the three frameworks have put together video samples of both pre and post observation conversations.

Learning-Focused Supervision Expert Applications


Washington has invested in assuring that supervisors deeply understand the instructional or leadership framework they use to assess the performance of educators. That knowledge is critical but not sufficient. Skillful evaluators must be able to move effectively among the stances of coaching, collaborating, consulting, and calibrating with those they are evaluating. For supervisors, the ability to structure and facilitate powerful growth-oriented conversations lies at the heart of both one-to-one and collective work with those they evaluate.

Washington intends to establish a cadre of administrators excited to learn the dialogue skills of Learning-Focused Supervision and learn how to teach those skills to colleagues.

OSPI is recruiting up to sixty educators to participate in Phase 1 – the Foundations for Learning-Focused Supervision in Yakima June 26-27 and July 28-29 (location TBD). During the fall of 2014, participants will decide whether to apply for Phase 2 – Deepening Skills for Learning-Focused Supervision. OSPI intends to select up to thirty participants for Phase 2, which will take place March 6-7, 2015. Those who successfully complete Phase 2 and meet established performance standards will have completed the first steps in the endorsement process to work with MiraVia as independent contractors to teach workshops and share their LFS expertise with districts.


Qualified candidates will have:

  • Current or prior position as a supervisor/evaluator, i.e., responsibility for observing, collecting, analyzing and scoring data using rubric-driven standards, as well as responsibility for discussing the rating with staff and providing feedback for improvement.
  • Experience teaching adults as a professional developer
  • Availability to fully participate in training dates.

NOTE: We invite applications from partnerships forged from individuals with different strength/ experiences. For example, someone with coaching experience paired with a building administrator.

Expectations – Phase 1 Foundations

  • Participate in all training sessions (Yakima, June 26-27, 2014 and July 28-29, 2014 – location TBD).
  • Submit planning and reflecting conversation videotapes, with transcriptions and rubric-based self-assessment (following summer training sessions, to be completed by December 15, 2014.)
  • Participate in face-to-face or virtual goal-setting and feedback sessions with personal coach
  • Complete written assessment
  • Demonstrate growth in knowledge and skill; commitment to project

Expectations – Phase 2 Deepening Skills

  • Successful completion of Phase I
  • Participate in training of trainers session and skill deepening session March 6-7, 2015
  • Continue with learning-focused feedback and coaching sessions, including additional videotape

Training Logistics

There is no fee for attending the training. Conference meals, materials, and hotel accommodations June 26-27 and July 28-29 will be provided. All other expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.

Apply Online

The online application can be found here or by copying and pasting into your browser.

Applications are due by April 4, 2014.

  • You will need a personal statement that should not exceed more than two pages (single spaced)
  • You will need two letters of recommendation
  • You are able to save your application to continue working on it a later point.


Send any questions via email to You can also contact Jeanne Harmon at (360) 725-6116. The OSPI TTY number is (360) 664-3631.

TPEP Implementation Survey

Updated March 18, 2014
The TPEP Implementation Survey is now closed. Thank you to all educators that took the time participate.

February 3, 2014
Washington educators and school board members are encouraged to share their perspective about implementation of the Teacher and Principal Evaluation system and new content standards.

The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and the information will be used to inform statewide policy direction. The survey includes questions about educator evaluation and the Common Core State Standards. Please help us understand what you see as successes and challenges as well as the resources and supports that districts and educators need as these new requirements are implemented.

You can access the survey by clicking here or copying and pasting into your browser.

Please complete the survey no later than February 28, 2014.

Questions can be directed to or 312-288-7623.

Teacher Training Fund Application Update

Updated March 18, 2014
The teacher training fund application is now closed. Districts should continue to spend their awarded funds and make claims in a timely manner. Please see ‘Claiming Process’ for more information on what is required with each claim.

January 21, 2014
The Teacher Training Fund application has been open for just over three months and almost all districts have started their application. Here is a breakdown of the application status as of the end of December, as well as some interesting facts and figures we’ve found from the applications so far. View the TTF data sheet (PDF). All applications are due by March 1st.

Marzano Leadership Stage 2 Training

The Marzano Leadership Stage 2 Trainings are quickly approaching. Please see the following information which contains dates and locations of our East and West Trainings:

  1. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Wenatchee (Eastern Regional Training)
  2. Wenatchee School District, District Office
    235 Sunset Avenue
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    p: 509-663-8161 / f:509-663-3082

  3. Thursday, January 29, 2014 in Seattle (Western Regional Training)
  4. Silver Cloud Hotel – Broadway
    1100 Broadway
    Seattle, WA 98122
    p: 206-325*1400 / f: 206-324*1995

To register for this event – please email Brandi Campisano at with “Marzano Leadership Stage 2 Training” in the subject line for more information.