Legislative charge: RCW 28A.410.278 Beginning September 1, 2016, the professional educator standards board shall incorporate in-service training or continuing education on the revised teacher and principal evaluation systems under RCW 28A.405.100 as a requirement for renewal of continuing or professional level certificates, including requiring knowledge and competencies in teacher and principal evaluation systems as an aspect of professional growth plans (PGPs) used for certificate renewal.
The intent of this legislation is to ensure that educators are trained in the evaluation systems used in Washington, and maintain current knowledge and skills in its implementation.
Work group goals: To develop and clarify process / procedures for training regarding evaluation systems (TPEP) as part of certificate renewal. The group will propose implementation dates for PESB approval.
Oct. 6 - Work group meeting (9:00 am – 1:00 pm @ OSPI - 1st Floor Hallway Table).
Oct. 23 - Draft WAC amendments sent out to stakeholders for vetting.
Nov. 6 - Deadline for stakeholder feedback.
Nov. 9 - Feedback summary provided to work group members.
Nov. 10 - Work group reviews stakeholder feedback and makes final edits.
January 21-22, 2016 PESB Meeting - bring draft WAC amendment, content, and process to the Standards Board for consideration for approval.
Vetting: Vetting procedures will be sent through PESB announcements.Professional associations will also be contacted to gather additional feedback.
Work group members:
PESB work groups are comprised of interested individuals from P-12, appropriate professional organizations, state agencies, and representing diversity (including ethnic, gender, rural/urban, and statewide distribution) as much as possible.
Contact: Questions related to this certification renewal requirement, please contact Brendan O'Connor