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Pennsylvania’s Electronic Teacher Evaluation Portal.

ETEP is a full suite of evaluation tools which facilitate the teacher evaluation process as structured by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Our application is comprised of several modules that perform the following evaluation tasks: Formal Observations, Differentiated Supervision Observations, Student Learning Objectives (SLO), Non-Teaching Professional (NTPE) Observations, Walkthrough and Anecdotal Notes, ACT 82 Rating (Summative Data) Forms, and more.

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Manage the evaluation process for all of your educators:


Teachers can interact with supervisors throughout the observation process, send notifications, and review their performance records. Additionally, teachers are guide through their Student Learning Objectives for the year, such as establishing Goal, Performance Measures, and Performance Indicators.

Principals & Supervisors

Supervisors can manage the entire observation process from start to finish with support for Walkthroughs, Formal Observations, Differentiated Observations, SLOs, 82 Rating forms, and more. ETEP is crafted to align with the requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Act 82.

Non-Teaching Professional Employees

Manage NTPE Observations and perform formal ratings using periodic, semi-annual, and annual summative rating forms. Supervisors can quickly reference observations, assign rating values, and automatically calculate final ratings.

The Modules

ETEP is a full suite of evaluation tools aligned with standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

walkthrough-icon-darkgray-96x96Walkthroughs & Anecdotals

The walkthrough and anecdotal modules provide a means to organize additional evidence for the evaluation process.

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observations-icon-darkgray-96x96Formal Observations

Manage the full clinical, formal observation or perform unannounced observations. Our module provides a dynamic observation experience that allows supervisors many options during the observation process.

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observations-icon-darkgray-96x96Differentiated Observations

This module supports the Differentiated Observation process and allows a educational professional the ability to define their goal, focus areas, provide progress updates, and collaborate with their supervisor through the process.

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slo-icon-darkgray-96x96SLO Module

The SLO module provides a means for teachers to plan their Student Learning Objective and set it up according to state regulations to include the Classroom Context, Goal, Performance Measures, Performance Indicators, and Teacher Expectations.

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observations-icon-darkgray-96x96NTPE Observations

A comprehensive look at the NTPE Observation module and a demonstration of how it will support the evaluation process for non-teaching professionals, principals, and administrators.

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82Form-icon-darkgray-96x9682 Rating Form(s)

The final rating for each professional educator is calculated and documented via the various 82 Rating Forms (82-1, 82-2, and 82-3).

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attachments-icon-96x96Attachments Module

The ability to upload attachments is provided through the purchase of the Attachment Module. When enabled, individual users within their portal will be able to upload standard documents, images, and audio files.

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custom-forms-icon-2-96x96Custom Forms

The Custom Form Builder provides a means for districts to develop their own observation forms for teachers, non-teaching professionals, paraprofessionals, and other employees.

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Customers Rave About Our Excellent Customer Service!

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“This is a wonderful product. I estimate that it saves me approximately 1.5 hours per observation. We explored many similar products and none of the others offered the versatility and user-friendly format that PA-ETEP has.”

Charles Hall
Tri-Valley School District

“As a principal, I do not know how I would be able to complete my formal observations and other related supervisory duties without PA-ETEP. It is great!”

James Yacobacci
Minersville Area School District

“Of all the educational products and software we have dealt with over the years, this one may have been the most effective at addressing a huge need and is done in a very professional and simple manner.”

Joe McCormick
Shenango School District

Additional Resources


Training is provided for administrators and principals through live webinars. The training lasts about 1.5 hours. The first 30 minutes of the training is for a central administrative user, and shows the user how to manage the back-end of their portal, setting up buildings, adding supervisors, assigning roles, etc. The other 60 minutes of the training is specifically for supervisors/principals.

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Various reports are available via the PA-ETEP base product. For example, administrators can review Observation Summary Reports, Component Summary Reports, Strength and Growth Summaries, and 82 Summary Reports.

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