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
Winter 2016 Pilot of potential new system begins
Winter and Spring 2016 WAC revisions begin; Revisions to components begin
Summer 2016 Meetings with each program to discuss indicator performance
September 2016 Presentation to the Board regarding first look at indicators and any pilot data
November 2016 Conversations regarding public display of indicators begin; Focused review and evidence policy discussions begin
July or September 2016 Components to Board for approval
November 2016 or January 2017 Focused review policies and evidence policies to Board for approval
AY 2016-2017 Pilot continues
March and April 2017 Meetings with each program to discuss indicator performance in relation to state performance
May or September 2017 Presentation to the Board regarding second look at indicators and any pilot data; Board will approve a strategy for the display of indicators
Summer 2017 Current site review process ends
May or September 2018 First year of consequential indicator data presented to the Board
Fall 2017 All programs up for review have their state approval extended
Fall 2018 Programs with expiring approval begin new review process
Fall 2022 Last program moves on to new process