Indicator-Based Evaluation Project

In 2011, the Board endorsed an agency white paper (Tab 9) outlining several new approaches to program evaluation and data collection. As the white paper notes, “Research, national reports, and Washington State policymakers have called for fundamental change in our system of educator preparation program evaluation, with far greater transparency in results and practice, and emphasis on measures of educator effectiveness, as evidenced by their impact on students and schools.” Similarly, the current strategic plan outlines the intention of PESB to “establish transparency and public accountability for preparation, program quality, and program approval that is clearly linked to the success of program completers, as measured by student-based evidence.” As a result of these policies and goals, PESB began efforts to revise its program evaluation practices.

Indicator Progress

The Board adopted a set of pilot indicators for the teacher and principal roles in November 2015 and January 2016. Information on staff progress toward making those indicators available to the Board can be found on the Indicator Progress document.
Technical Advisory Committee Reports 12, and 3
UCEA Toolkit (Tab 2)

Stakeholder Engagement

Name Affiliation
Amanda Ward Bainbridge Island SD / Teacher
Ann O'Doherty UWS / Educational Leadership Faculty
Craig Cooper Renton SD / Principal
Deanna Sands Seattle University / Dean
Kimberly McElreath Lake Washington SD / Teacher, Principal Candidate
Maren Johnson WEA
Mark Bergeson WSAC
Meg Kaufman Issaquah SD / Teacher
Ron Jacobson Northwest University / Dean; PESB Member
Sue Anderson OSPI
Tariq Akmal WSU / Teacher Faculty            
Patrick Sexton UWS / Assistant Dean, Teacher Education            


Additional details will be added to this timeline, as they become available. PESB meeting materials can also provide valuable information about specific project timelines.

Date Action
March 2017    Revisit indicators and status of progress in ability to use them
March 2017    School Counselor ProCert options considered
Spring 2017     Data Manual collection revisions / additions
Spring 2017    Administrator completer survey development & pilot
May 2017    Superintendent program review model for consideration
May 2017    PEAB structure and implementation changes
May 2017    Components to Board for approval
May 2017    Initial and Focused review and evidence policy discussions begin
July 2017    Review of weighting; Consequential weighting determined
July 2017     WAC 181-78A revisions approved - includes IBPR defintions, processes, and expectations
July 2017       Current site review process ends
Summer 2017 IBPR program review benchmarks, protocols, rubrics development begins
Fall 2017         Conversations regarding public display of indicators begin
November 2017  IBPR program review benchmarks, protocols, rubrics for approval
November 2017 Board will approve a strategy for the display of indicators
January 2018 Meetings with each program to discuss indicator performance in relation to state performance
March 2018 Presentation to Board regarding first look at indicators and any pilot data