West Valley School District is working on the institution of a new Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process as required by the State of Washington. The new Evaluation Process for Teachers and Principals brings to light new expectations for performance that are aligned with the new state criteria; research-based teaching and leadership practices, student growth measures and professional growth measures, as well as using four tier rubrics. The evaluation tools will support professional growth and promote student achievement. In compliance with legislation, all school districts in Washington State will be required to fully implement the new teacher-principal evaluation by 2015. West Valley will be starting this process in the 2013-2014 school year for principals and selected teachers.
The Teacher – Principal Evaluation Project also requires that every school district in Washington State adopt one of three instructional frameworks through which evaluators will observe and evaluate teacher effectiveness as well as a new leadership framework to evaluate principal effectiveness. West Valley School District has adopted the University of Washington’s Center for Educational Leadership’s 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning as the Teaching Instructional Framework for evaluating teacher effectiveness, and the Association of Washington School Principal’s Leadership Framework for evaluating principal effectiveness.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Peter Finch, Superintendent