Background of the Washington ProTeach PortfolioIn 2007 the Washington Legislature enacted SSSB 5955, Chapter 402, to direct the PESB to set standards and to develop, pilot and implement an external and uniform assessment. As a result, teachers will be required to meet the passing score on the ProTeach Portfolio in order to earn the professional certificate. To meet the passing score on the ProTeach Portfolio, teachers must demonstrate the required knowledge and skills (WAC 181-79A-207) that demonstrate a positive impact on student learning. The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) further clarifies that such a teacher is defined as "a teacher, through instruction and assessment, who has been able to document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to the state goals and/or essential academic learning requirements" (WAC 181-78A-010(8)).
- Washington ProTeach Website
- ProTeach Support Providers
- Become a ProTeach Support Provider
- Become a ProTeach Scorer
- ProTeach Clock Hour Information
- ProTeach PGP template
- ProTeach FAQ
- ProTeach Assessment Calendar (Scroll halfway down)
- Residency Certification Timeline
- ProTeach Results
Now accepting applications for ProTeach Portfolio scorers.
For more information visit Expiring Residency Certificate
As stated under the residency certificate timeline, those who meet the qualifications will be granted a 2 year renewal by registering for the ProTeach Portfolio. However, those candidates will still be required to complete their portfolios by the due dates they have selected when registering for the ProTeach Portfolio.
Please note a ProTeach Portfolio may be completed by a teacher candidate even if he/she not currently teaching in Washington state. See ProTeach Portfolio FAQ .