Who Does the New Evaluation System Cover?
The new evaluation system is designed for “classroom teachers.” Classroom teachers include physical education, art, music, and special education teachers. Librarians and instructional coaches can possibly be included, but ESAs (school counselors, speech language pathologists, nurses, therapists, etc) are not currently included in the new evaluation. However, ESAs, Teacher-Librarians, and Instructional Coaches who provide academically-focused instruction to students may be considered in the new evaluation system.
Principals and Assistant Principals
The new evaluation system is designed for certificated principals and assistant principals.
Expanding Evaluation Systems
Districts may consider creating four-tiered systems for non-classroom teachers, but are advised to consider the design and implementation of the new evaluation system.
Evaluation Model Components
|Evaluation Component||ESSB 5895|
|Criteria (RCW)||No Changes – View Criteria|
|Criteria Definitions||No Changes – View Definitions|
|Instructional/Leadership Framework||3 “Preferred Frameworks” officially adopted by Sept. 1, 2012|
|4-Tiered System||Level 1 – Unsatisfactory
Level 2 – Basic
Level 3 – Proficient
Level 4 – Distinguished
|Final Summative Scoring Methodology||Must be determined by OSPI by Dec. 1, 2012|
|Cut Line||0-5 Years Experience: between Level 1 & Level 2
5+ Years Experience: between Level 2 & Level 3
|Measures & Evidence||Observation & Student Growth required by law|