WSR 12-17-117




[ Filed August 21, 2012, 9:18 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Certificated classroom teacher and principal evaluation.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESSB 5895, RCW 28A.405.100.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 5895 requires office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to create rules regarding the summative methodology for both the new certificated classroom teacher and principal evaluation systems. This rule-making process will outline the process and procedures for both the comprehensive and focused evaluation outlined in the statute.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal or state agencies that regulate this subject and process.

     Process for Developing New Rule:       Negotiated rule making.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. OSPI has led the teacher and principal evaluation project (TPEP) steering committee for the past two years. Education stakeholder groups outlined in ESSB 5895 (WEA, AWSP, WASA, WSPTA, WSSDA) sit on that steering committee and have been and will continue to be apprised and included in the ongoing development of the rules regarding ESSB 5895. In addition, we have met with and will continue to seek participation from districts, regional ESDs and interested education stakeholder groups. A list of meetings and contacts can be found on our TPEP web site

August 21, 2012

Randy Dorn

State Superintendent