Professional Growth
and Evaluation Newsletter
This is the fourth Professional Growth and Evaluation Newsletter for the 2018-19 school year!
It's hard to believe there are just 8 weeks left in the school year. The time after Spring Break is filled with lots to do: testing, summative evaluations, helping students who are already ready for the end of the school year. The light at the end of the tunnel is becoming brighter and brighter.

The current issue of the PG&E newsletter contains some reminders from our last edition, as well as information you may need as we move into the final months of the 2018-2019 school year.
Upcoming Evaluation Deadlines

JUNE 5, 2019
Summative Evaluation Conference

No later than June 5th the evaluator and certificated employee
shall meet to discuss the certificated employee's final summative
evaluation performance rating.

JUNE 10, 2019
Summative Evaluation Completed

All certificated employees will receive an annual performance evaluation and final summative evaluation performance rating. Evaluations must be provided and signed (paper form) or viewed in eVAL by June 10.
To ensure the CBA deadlines are met, many school leaders begin holding summative evaluation conferences in early May. Begin collecting your final student data, professional goal(s) data, etc. and make sure it's available for your conversation with your evaluator. If you use eVAL to manage your evaluation process, begin sharing your evidence with your evaluator if you haven't done so already.
Certficate Renewal: TPEP Requirement

Beginning on September 1, 2019 , teachers applying for renewal of their professional or continuing teacher, administrator, or CTE certificates from OSPI must document completion of at least 15 clock hours (or at least one goal from an annual professional growth plan (PGP), related to the knowledge and competency of the TPEP criteria.

This is not required for residency certificate renewal. Also, if you hold a valid National Board Certificate, the TPEP certificated renewal requirement is considered to be met.

Some TPEP certificate renewal examples:
  • Any PD relating to at least one of the state eight TPEP criteria
  • Completing a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) aligned to the state certification standards
  • Using material from a focused evaluation to complete a PGP
  • Training related to TPEP evaluation process
  • Individuals working on student growth criteria in a PGP
  • Teachers meeting to create common assessments, analyze data from those assessments, and create instructional plans to respond to student learning needs (PLC work) in a PGP

This is not an exhaustive list.

If you have questions, click the button below or contact OSPI at 360-725-6400.
Collective Bargaining Agreement
Article IV: Provisions for Compensation and Work Hours
Section F: Technology Learning Time
During the 2018-19 school year, all certficated employees are entitled to up to 32 hours of extra pay , pro-rated by FTE for technology related professional learning in self-directed learning activities.

Certificated employees must fill out the employee attestation form ( CBA Appendix S ), have your supervisor sign the form, and submit to payroll. The link below will take you to the page on the SEA website and you must select 2018-2019 Tech Pay Request Form . You will not receive this extra pay if you do not submit the completed form.
Section G: Career Ladder Program (Name Change)
The Career Ladder Program is going through some changes, and has been renamed the Teacher Leadership Cadre (TLC) . These will continue to be two-year stipended positions. Please check with your school principal to find out about open positions at your school. Applications are being accepted through NeoGov.

You can read more about the role and the requirements by clicking the buttons below:
Upcoming Training Opportunities
TPEP Training Schedule
TPEP Trainings will begin again in the fall with Goal Setting in early Oct.

Check the PG&E Newsletter in September for dates, times, and locations.
eVAL Training
eVAL modules in Schoology:
Instructional Technology

Access Code:

This section is for certificated classroom teachers . You will find information to support and help you manage the evaluation process in eVAL. 
Uploading Artifacts in eVAL
As you monitor progress toward your student growth goals, you may have artifacts you'd like to upload into eVAL to use as evidence in your evaluation. This video will walk you through the process of uploading evidence into eVAL. If you have a Smart Card, it can be helpful when aligning your evidence to the Danielson components.
Viewing your Summative Evaluation Report

Once your evaluator has sent the summative evaluation report, you will need to view it in eVAL. We recommend you submit a response as a final comment so the summative evaluation process is complete. Create a pdf of your summative report for your own records. This video will walk you through the process of viewing and commenting on your summative evaluation report.

Creating a Zipfile of eVAL data

After you finalize your summative evaluation in eVAL, you will want to create a Zipfile of all the data within eVAL for this school year. For data privacy reasons, all information stored in eVAL will be deleted in late July. You will not be able to retrieve any goals, observation reports, or uploaded artifacts when you return in the fall. This video will walk you through the process of saving your information from eVAL.
Professional Educator Standards Board
Professional Growth Plan
Did you know you can receive 25 clock hours for free by completing a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) from the Professional Educator Standards Board? All you need to do is fill out a PGP and have a certificated educator in Washington state sign off on your plan. You can submit the verification form located on the PESB website for salary advancement to the Class and Comp department in HR. The PGP must be completed during the school year for which you are submitting. More information can be found by going to the PESB website (click here ).
Professional Growth and Educator Support (PGES) System
Foundational Coursework
An important part of the PGES System is Foundational Coursework. One part of Foundational Coursework, the Seattle Teaching 201 Pilot launched on March 1, 2019. This 32-hour course will be open to second year teachers beginning in the 2019-2020 school year; expanding to other teachers the following year. Seattle Teaching 201 includes work around the Foundational Beliefs in Seattle Public Schools, as well as bringing racial equity to the forefront of our work with students and families using 3 texts: Zaretta Hammond's Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, The Skillful Teacher, and the Danielson Instructional Framework.

The 7-minute video below will help you learn more about the PGES system and hear from your colleagues as they share their hopes as we implement this system in Seattle Public Schools.
Find More Information At:

Try asking someone in your building first. Who can you ask?
  • Your principal/evaluator
  • TPEP Cadre teacher (if you have one in your building)
  • Your STAR Consulting Teacher
  • Colleagues
  • Your SEA building rep

Still stuck?
  • For assistance with eVAL, send your question(s) to
  • For assistance with TPEP or the Danielson Framework, send an email to Lindsay Berger, PGES Program Manager or Alison Bishop, TPEP PD Specialist
  • For assistance beyond your SEA building rep, contact your SEA Uniserv Rep
Is the content of this email helpful to you?
Seattle Public Schools
Professional Growth & Educator Support/TPEP
Alison Bishop
Phone: 206-743-3542

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