WSR 18-10-097
[Filed May 2, 2018, 9:02 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-191A-120 Minimum procedural standardsConduct of the focused evaluation for certificated classroom teachers and 392-191A-190 Minimum procedural standardsConduct of the focused evaluation for certificated principals and assistant principals.
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: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering amending WAC 392-191A-120(5) and 392-191A-190(5) to strike language that allows evaluators to assign a score of "4" when a certificated educator provides exemplary practice, even when the educator's most recent comprehensive score was a "3." The intention of these sections is to provide a focus on educator growth during a focused evaluation. Extensive research on assessment for learning has established that it is feedback, not scores, that supports growth in practice, and reports from the field indicate that the language described above distracts from this focus on growth. For these reasons, the teacher/principal evaluation program steering committee believes it is necessary to strike this language from the rules and allow evaluators to simply assign the score from the most recent comprehensive evaluation.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, OSPI, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, phone 360-725-6116, TTY 360-664-3631, email, web site
May 1, 2018
Chris P. S. Reykdal
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction