What is eVAL?
eVAL is an online tool that is made available at no cost to all 295 school districts in the state of Washington. Districts may choose to use some or all of its components. However, to use it effectively, it is recommended that the following activities will have already taken place in a school or district:
- Teachers have had training in the instructional framework selected by the district, and have a clear understanding of its structure and the characteristics of each level of performance;
- Principals have had training in the leadership framework selected by the district, and have a clear understanding of its structure and the characteristics of each level of performance;
- Data about incoming students for the current school year has been provided to both principals and teachers;
- Principals and teachers have a clear understanding regarding multiple measures as it relates to evidence: and…
eVAL must have been set up and configured for navigation and interaction between the principal and teacher.
- The user must have an account and an eVAL role assigned to them within the EDS system.
- The District Security Manager must have approved their request for access to eVAL.
- The District or School Administrator of eVAL must have paired each teacher with their evaluating principal.
- The District eVAL Administrator must have confirmed the instructional and leadership framework for the current year.
The eVAL Help Center provides step-by-step instructions for school personnel that are engaged in formative growth and evaluation, and who wish to use the online eVAL tool as a support for those efforts.