The Four P’s: Purpose, Picture,
Plan and Part
Purpose: People need to understand the logic before they will
turn their minds to it.
Picture: People need to experience the look and feel of the
outcome imaginatively before they can give their hearts to it.
Plan: People need a clear idea of how they can get where they
need to go.
Part: People need a tangible way to contribute and participate.
The Four P’s are taken from William Bridges’ book, “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of
Change”, p. 60
Why a New Evaluation System:
What is the Purpose?
The new evaluation system is a four-tiered system providing
guidance on how to improve through professional growth
opportunities vs. a two-tiered system that provided little guidance
on how to improve.
The teacher and the principal evaluation overlap and the content
in the principal evaluation provides the “how” of developing
The evaluation’s rubric is useful for teachers and principals to
guide and track their progress and growth.
Incorporating student growth in the evaluation ensures students
can reach their full learning potential.
Educational Leadership article, “The Two Purposes of Teacher Evaluation” by Robert J. Marzano,
TPEP WA website: http://tpep-wa.org/wp-content/uploads/TPEP_Module-Student_Growth.pdf
What Does It Look Like
OSPI has provided resources and support for TPEP; districts
personalize them focused on their unique objectives and
professional development needs.
Districts paint the picture to teachers and principals how they
will be supported to grow professionally through this new
The picture depends on the framework selected: Danielson,
Marzano, CEL or AWSP.
The district needs to constantly and consistently
communicate with staff the plan and the benefits of the new
teacher and principal evaluation system.
+ What Does It Look Like
This North Mason School District teacher, Rachel Sites, shares
her perspective in an effort “to paint a picture of what the process
can look and feel like”
What is the Plan?
The district and site administrator need a plan to successfully
District leadership needs to have and communicate the
evaluation process at the building.
What about district and school culture? What are the plans for
sustained professional growth?
What Part Does the Principal and/or
Create a culture focused on professional development and data driven dialogues.
Set up and follow timelines and meetings.
Locate resources for teachers to support them on the journey.
Tpep-wa.org; iTunes University; CEL, Danielson or Marzano framework books
Participate and collaborate with others to enhance practice to increase student
Utilize the growing resources and tools to support your professional growth with
the new evaluation system.
Communicate with your principal and/or TPEP support person regarding any
questions or suggestions that will support individual professional growth needs.
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