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Alabama Professional Education Personnel Evaluation Program

This website contains manuals, forms, surveys, professional development modules, and other materials used in the Alabama PEPE program.


The PEPE program has been replaced by EDUCATEAlabama as the online formative evaluation process for all educators in Alabama's schools.  All educators (regular classroom teachers, all special educators [including psychometrists/psychologists, Pre-K special educators, speech-language pathologists, special educators that teach students who generally take the Alabama Alternate Assessment], school librarians, school counselors, Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI) reading coaches) will be formatively evaluated using the EDUCATEAlabama online process beginning August 2011.



LEADAlabama, the new evaluation system for principals is under development. This site will be updated when development is completed.

PEPE should continue to be used for leader evaluations until LEADAlabama is completed.  To see how principals are currently evaluated, click on "Principal System" in the menu on the left.

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (ARRA)

Alabama does not link student achievement data to teacher or leader evaluation.

The Alabama Professional Education Personnel Evaluation (PEPE) Program addresses the resolution adopted by the State Board of Education in July, 1988 establishing policies and procedures requiring the development of a professional education personnel evaluation system in each local school system. However, in the event that any local board of education does not develop such an evaluation system, it is required to use the evaluation system developed by the State Department of Education. The research-based criteria used in the evaluation of professional education personnel were developed by a task force who represented superintendents; supervisors; elementary, middle, and secondary principals and teachers; business/industry; parents; school boards; higher education; specialty areas; and professional organizations and associations.

The evaluation systems available as state models are the principal system, the superintendent system, the central office system, and the assistant principal system.

This page was updated on 5/12/2011