What is eVAL?
As a web-based tool, it is designed to manage and document professional growth and evaluation. For the past three years, 10,000+ Washington educators have used eVAL to support teacher and principal evaluations. Their feedback has led to important updates. Now … eVAL 2.0 is more intuitive, safe and secure, and more closely aligned to authentic feedback practices. The site is physically secured, monitored 24 hours a day, and backed up continuously.
What does eVAL 2.0 do?
eVAL is an online tool that brings teachers and principals together to collaborate and discuss all aspects of professional growth and evaluation. It’s primary features include:
- Conducting and participating in observations
- Managing artifacts and evidence
- Managing summary data and reports
What else does eVAL 2.0 do?
Users will notice additional resources that promote quality discussions and meaningful explorations of instructional strategies that lead to changed instructional practice in the classroom:
- A collection of 93 videos for exploring your instructional framework in the context of classroom instruction. The new eVAL Video Library for can be used for hosting practice observation sessions, and participating in the annotation and scoring of the recorded lesson activity.
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.