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Teacher evaluation research and evaluation requirementsRequirements for residency principal certificates, teacher preparation programs, and in-service training or continuing education.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1139-S2.SL) ***
(1)(a) After August 31, 2013, candidates for a residency principal certificate must have demonstrated knowledge of teacher evaluation research and Washington's evaluation requirements and successfully completed opportunities to practice teacher evaluation skills.
(b) At a minimum, principal preparation programs must address the following knowledge and skills related to evaluations:
(i) Examination of Washington teacher and principal evaluation criteria, and four-tiered performance rating system, and the preferred instructional and leadership frameworks used to describe the evaluation criteria;
(ii) Classroom observations;
(iii) The use of student growth data and multiple measures of performance;
(iv) Evaluation conferencing;
(v) Development of classroom teacher and principal support plans resulting from an evaluation; and
(vi) Use of an online tool to manage the collection of observation notes, teacher and principal-submitted materials, and other information related to the conduct of the evaluation.
(2) Beginning September 1, 2016, the professional educator standards board shall incorporate in-service training or continuing education on the revised teacher and principal evaluation systems under RCW 28A.405.100 as a requirement for renewal of continuing or professional level certificates, including requiring knowledge and competencies in teacher and principal evaluation systems as an aspect of professional growth plans used for certificate renewal.
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