PGP for Certification Renewal and TPEP evaluation comparison

The standards for certification are similar, but not verbatim, to the standards for evaluation. This is purposeful. Separation exists between the certification and evaluation processes as educators cannot lose their certificate(s) due to evaluation issues. The evaluation standards may also reflect more job-related goals and benchmarks, where the certification standards can be used for the educator's professional growth beyond job-related duties.

This comparison chart shows the alignment between teacher standards and evaluation criteria. This level is based on residency certification, but can be applied for second tier teacher certifications adjusted to the career level benchmarks: Comparison Chart

To see the alignment between principal standards, see pages 39-41 of the AWSP Leadership Framework at