Evaluation Services T-TESS/T-PESS/Student Growth/AEL

  • The ESC Region 11 Leadership Development Team provides support, training, and technical assistance to districts on the Texas Evaluation Systems.  ESC Region 11 trains district leadership responsible for evaluating educators using  the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS), the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL), and the Student Growth Measures, specifically Student Learning Objectives (SLO). 


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    Administrators must be knowledgeable in curriculum and instruction, be skillful in data gathering and analysis, be able to set goals, be skillful in conducting effective conferences, have team building skills and conflict resolution skills, and have mentoring and coaching skills.  In order to meet these expectations, Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) was developed.  This three day, research-based and engaging training is now required for teacher appraisers and is the co-requisite for the Texas-Teacher Evaluation Support System (T-TESS).  Administrators who have an ILD Certification WILL NOT be required to take AEL.  If you have any questions regarding AEL, please contact Lyndsae Benton or Jennifer Baadsgaard

    AEL Training                    January 16-18, 2019   

    AEL Training                    June 24-26, 2019   

    AEL Training                    July 29-31, 2019   

    AEL Training (late hire)    September 3-5, 2019  


    The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) supports instruction and student performance.  This new system includes an evaluation rubric, goal-setting, and an embedded student growth measure.  T-TESS is intended to promote a growth mindset among educators by providing tools for self-reflection as well as a system of continuous, purposeful feedback from appraisers and observers.  If you have any questions regarding T-TESS, please contact Lyndsae Benton or Jennifer Baadsgaard(An ILD or AEL Certificate is a co-requisite in order to be T-TESS certified.)

    T-TESS Appraiser Training      January 8-10, 2019

    T-TESS Appraiser Training      June 17-19, 2019

    T-TESS Appraiser Training      July 15-17, 2019

    T-TESS Appraiser Training      August 7-9, 2019

    T-TESS Appraiser Training (late hire)       September 9-11, 2019     


    EPP - Education Preparation Program

    The Texas Education Agency has created 2 separate trainings for Field Supervisors of Educator Preparation Programs.  This training was developed to meet the requirements of recently adopted Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §228.35(g) and (h). This section of TAC requires that “supervision of each candidate shall be conducted with the structured guidance and regular ongoing support of an experienced educator who has been trained as a field supervisor. Supervision provided on or after September 1, 2017, must be provided by a field supervisor who has completed TEA-approved observation training.   If you have any questions, please email Andrea Chapman.

    Field Supervisor Observation Training (for Teacher Certification Candidates)

      • Field Supervisor Observation Training was developed to provide guidelines and instruction delivery of classroom structures and best practices for field supervisor observation visits to teacher candidates participating in clinical teaching or internship experiences through educator preparation programs (EPPs).
      • This training is designed for field supervisors who support clinical teachers or internship teachers who have been admitted to an EPP on or after December 27, 2016.

    Field Supervisor Observation Training      December 10, 2018         


    Field Supervisor Coaching Training (for Advanced Certification Candidates)

      • Field Supervisor Coaching Training provides guidelines and instruction for field supervisor support to candidates seeking certification in an area other than classroom teacher and who are participating in practicum experiences through educator preparation programs (EPPs). The training focuses on structures and practices that support candidates’ development with respective certification standards for performance.
      • This training is designed for all field supervisors who support educational diagnostician, master teacher, principal, reading specialist, school counselor, school librarian, and superintendent candidates who have been admitted to an EPP on or after December 27, 2016.

    Field Supervisor Coaching Training      December 10, 2018         




    The new evaluation system for principals is the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS).  This system is designed around research-based best practices among school administrators and promotes a growth mindset, reflection, and setting/sustaining professional goals.  If you have any questions regarding T-PESS, please contact Lyndsae Benton.

    T-PESS    January 23-24, 2019          

    T-PESS    August 13-14-2019

    T-PESS    September 10-11, 2019



    SLO - Training Dates for Student Learning Objectives (SLO).  For additional information, please contact Wes Jackson

Contact Information


    T-PESS:  Lyndsae Benton, Coordinator (817) 740-3662

    AEL:   Jennifer Baadsgaard, Leadership Development Consultant/Campus Coach (817)740-7640

    T-TESS:   Jennifer Baadsgaard, Leadership Development Consultant/Campus Coach(817)740-7640

    SLO:   Wes Jackson, Leadership Development Consultant/Campus Coach (817) 740-7638