OSPI has adopted new rubrics for Student Growth Goals to be implemented in 2024-25. The purpose of the revised rubrics is to ground learning in culturally responsive and inclusive practices. The critical attributes of the revised Student Growth Goals are:
Knowledge of students
Cognitive and emotional engagement
Formative and summative assessment
Student engagement in assessment
Feedback from students on their experience of the learning
eVAL is a web-based tool designed to manage and document professional growth and evaluation. Developed in partnership with the Washington Education Association, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Gates Foundation, and Educational Service District 113, eVAL is:
Afree resource used by more than 140 districts in the state of Washington;
Personalized for each district for their instructional and leadership frameworks, resources, and documents;
Voluntary for all districts, who can use as many or as few of eVAL’s features as they’d like (or none at all); and
Extremelysecure, with limited physical and virtual access to its servers.
OSPI, the WEA, and ESD 113 continue to fund the development of eVAL. Among the many improvements planned throughout the year, you can expect to see expanded support for instructional frameworks, increased partnerships for evidence gathering, and increased usability on mobile devices.