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Instructional Framework

The Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project was established by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6696. The enabling legislation became effective on June 10, 2010. The act addresses school and school district accountability, educator preparation, teacher and principal evaluations, academic standards, and parent and community involvement.
The law requires each school district in the state to establish performance criteria and an evaluation process for all staff and establish a four-level rating system for evaluating classroom teachers and principals with revised evaluation criteria. Minimum criteria are specified. The rating system must describe performance on a continuum that indicates the extent the criteria have been met or exceeded. When student growth data (showing a change in student achievement between two points in time) is available for principals, and available and relevant to the teacher and subject matter, it must be based on multiple measures if referenced in the evaluation.
Instructional Frameworks
In Medical Lake School District, performance criteria and rating system for teachers is based on the Danielson Instructional Frameworks, one of the three frameworks identified by the state as meeting the standard of the law. All teachers are evaluated using this framework.
Principals are using the Association of Washington School Principal's (AWSP) framework as an evaluation tool. Each of these frameworks provide feedback that will help our staff to grow and develop in our work with students and teachers.
Additional information regarding the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project
Danielson Instructional Frameworks
The Danielson Instructional Framework includes four domains:
  • Domain 1: Planning and Preparation
  • Domain 2: Classroom Environment
  • Domain 3: Instruction
  • Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities
Here is a short version of Danielson's Smart Card as it has been adapted for Washington State, in a PDF format.
For additional information about the Danielson Instructional Framework, visit the TPEP website.
AWSP Instructional Frameworks
The AWSP framework for Administrators has been developed around the eight principal evaluation criteria that are designated by law. We have included a short version of the AWSP Instructional Framework At A Glance.