• Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP)

    The Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project was established by Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6696. The enabling legislation became effective on June 10, 2010. NEWESD 101 is participating in regional implementation. The act addresses school and school district accountability, educator preparation, teacher and principal evaluations, academic standards,and parent and community involvement in schools.

    The law requires each school district in the state to establish performance criteria and an evaluation process for all staff and establish a four-level rating system for evaluating classroom teachers and principals with revised evaluation criteria. Minimum criteria are specified. The new rating system must describe performance on a continuum that indicates the extent the criteria have been met or exceeded. When student growth data (showing a change in student achievement between two points in time) is available for principals and available and relevant to the teacher and subject matter it must be based on multiple measures if referenced in the evaluation.

    Visit the NEWESD TPEP website for 2014-15 TPEP training workshops along with additional information.
    For additional information regarding the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project, please visit:

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS)CCSS
    Common Core State Standards describe the knowledge and skills in English Language Arts and Mathematics that students will need when they graduate, whatever their choice of college or career.

    These sets of standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards are based on the best national and international standards, giving our students a competitive advantage in the global economy.

    Standards explained       Frequently asked questions

    Real Learning Read the June 20, 2013 press release from Ready Washington regarding the launch of “Real Learning for Real Life,” a statewide campaign to promote public understanding of Common Core State Standards.

    Visit the NEWESD CCSS website for additional information.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
    The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a bipartisan state-led group developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
    SBAC: Goals and objectives 
    Visit the NEWESD SBAC website for additional information.
    Highly Capable
    Visit the NEWESD Highly Capable website for additional information.