TPEP Training Modules Overview

This series of eight training modules is designed to prepare school leadership teams for the implementation of new educator evaluation systems through the following intended outcomes:

  • Make the components of educator evaluation concrete and actionable for educators and their evaluators.
  • Support district and school leadership teams in developing a common understanding of the new educator evaluation legislation, criteria, and frameworks, and the opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Provide participants with implementation tips and strategies to help schools make educator evaluation meaningful and doable.
  • The training module series will accomplish these goals through the use of consistent, standardized training materials, detailed facilitator guides, and participant handouts.

Training Modules

Introduction to Educator Evaluation in Washington.

The basics of educator evaluation reforms, the evaluation criteria for teachers and principals, the four-level rating system, state and local decision matrix and a preview of the remaining modules.

Using Instructional and Leadership Frameworks in Educator Evaluation.

An orientation to the components of instructional and leadership frameworks, how they are different from previous evaluation tools, and how they support identification of practice across a continuum. This module will provide a “jumpstart” into the three instructional and two leadership frameworks.

Preparing and Applying Formative Multiple Measures of Performance: An Introduction to Self-Assessment, Goal Setting, and Criterion Scoring.

An overview of the types of measures required and supported by RCW 28A.405.100 and WAC 392-191A, the differences between measures and evidence, how to move beyond an observation-only evaluation system, and the benefits to the types of measures used in educator evaluation. This module includes criterion scoring guidance that has been informed by the instructional and leadership framework authors.

Including Student Growth in Educator Evaluation.

An overview of goal setting for student growth, selecting classroom-based, school-based, district-based, and state-based tools, and using student learning data in educator evaluation. This module will offer a process for establishing student growth goals, examples of student growth goals, and a process for determining the change in student achievement between two points in time.

Conducting High-Quality Observations and Maximizing Rater Agreement.

An overview of high-quality observation practices with special emphasis on collecting evidence, strategies for maximizing rater agreement, and strategies for districts and school administrators to learn about and plan for maximizing rater agreement.

Providing High-Quality Feedback for Continuous Professional Growth and Development.

An overview of examples of, and protocols for, how to provide feedback to teachers and leaders so that they continue to grow and improve in their practice; how to engage faculty in these conversations; and strategies for connecting professional development planning with evaluation outcomes.

Combining Multiple Measures into a Summative Rating.

While an evaluation rating is often viewed as a measure of a single point in time, it is actually the culmination of a comprehensive process of self-assessment, goal-setting, plan implementation, dialogue, and reflection that unfolds over months. This module provides an understanding of how to assess practice using multiple types of evidence and performance rubrics in a thoughtful, comprehensive, reliable manner and follow the process from OSPI to create an overall performance rating.

Creating Coherence Between Common Core State Standards and Evaluation.

This training module is designed to prepare school leadership teams for the deliberate alignment of teaching practices described in the instructional frameworks and the expectations of the Common Core State Standards


  • Annotated Research Bibliography (PDF)
  • Student Growth Annotated Research Bibliography (PDF)