eVAL is a web-based tool designed to manage the evaluation process and documentation. Developed in partnership with the Washington Education Association, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Educational Service District 113, eVAL is:
- a free resource piloted within the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilot districts in the 2011-12 school year (currently eVAL will be used by our pilot and RIG districts for 2012-13);
- personalized for each district for their instructional framework, resources, and documents;
- voluntary for all districts, who can use as many or as few of eVAL’s features as they’d like (or none at all); and
- extremely secure with limited access physically and virtually to its servers.
We’re very excited about eVAL and the role it will play supporting districts in the new evaluation system. The system is hosted in a state of the art network operations center, located in a former nuclear power facility. The site is physically secured, monitored 24 hours a day, and backed up continuously.
OSPI, the WEA, and ESD 113 continue to fund development of eVAL. Among the many improvements planned throughout the year, you can expect to see expanded support for instructional frameworks, increased partnerships for evidence gathering, and increased usability on mobile devices.
Want to know more about eVAL or take it for a test drive?