WSR 16-07-126
[Filed March 22, 2016, 11:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering amending chapter 392-191A WAC, Professional growth and evaluation of school personnel.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.405.100.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 392-191A WAC was enacted in 2013 for the purpose of adopting minimum criteria for school districts to use when evaluating professional educators through the teacher and principal evaluation program (TPEP), RCW 28A.405.100. The TPEP steering committee and other stakeholders have recommended that OSPI revisit the rules for the following reasons:
Fix inconsistencies in titles and terminology.
Remove redundancies.
Clarify the definition of "observation."
Revise the scoring for the focused evaluation process for teachers.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments, including from the TPEP steering committee, respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sue Anderson, Director, Educator Effectiveness Office, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6116,
March 16, 2016
Randy Dorn
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction