• Teacher Principal Evaluation Project

    The Teacher Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) is Washington state's evaluation process for teachers and principals.

    The state legislature established eight criteria as measures for evaluating all teachers in the 295 districts in the state of Washington.  The Washington State eight criteria are the same in every district in the state.  Everett Public Schools uses the Danielson Framework to provide the descriptors for the eight criteria.

    New hires to Everett Public Schools are required to attend professional development that focuses on the components of the teacher evaluation process.  The TPEP evaluation process is divided into four sessions and each session is offered twice in the same day to accommodate those teachers choosing to attend during the school day or those choosing to attend after school hours with compensation.  In addition, the sessions are leveled to customize the information for secondary or elementary teachers.

    2017-2018 TPEP Session Calendar 


    Session One:  Overview of the TPEP process  How do the  Washington Eight Criteria work together with the Danielson Framework for Teaching to provide the foundation for the evaluation process in our state?  Participants will walk through the steps of the TPEP process as identified by the agreements in the district/union contract.
    Session Two:  Domains 2 & 3 and Goal Setting Introduction.  Two sections drive this section - Participants will analyze domains 2 & 3 in preparation for the first observation.  A brief introduction to goal setting will set participants up for the next session.    
    Session Three:  Domains 1 & 4 and Goal Setting.   Two sections drive this section - Participants will analyze domains 1 & 4 to capture the actions and tasks that may not be observable during a lesson.  Bring a draft of your goals for follow-up and analysis.
    Session Four:  Common Themes, Sicky Components, & Summative Scoring.  Two sections drive this section - An opportunity to look at the Danielson Framework differently.  What can we see through the entire Framework?  We will take deeper look at how to distinguish between seemingly similar components.  How do the formal observations, the evidence and artifacts, and any other classroom visits work together to establish the holistic score that becomes the overall evaluation rating?  Participants will learn the scoring bands established by OSPI that determine the final score.