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), the Student Growth Measures, specifically Student Learning Objectives (SLO), and Impact Coaching for T-TESS & T-PESS.

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  • Special Note about Virtual Trainings: Per TEA, ESCs can provide virtual training only for participants working and/or residing within their region OR from districts that regularly use the ESC as their designated ESC due to proximity. If a participant needs to attend training at a different ESC due to scheduling conflicts, they must choose face-to-face training.

     

    T-PESS (UPDATED)

    The state 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. 

    2020-2021 School Year - BOTH the current T-PESS rubric and the updated T-PESS rubric will be considered valid appraisal instruments that meet the requirements of the Commissioner's recommended principal appraisal system in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC) §21.3541.

    2021-2022 School Year - ONLY the updated T-PESS rubric will meet the requirements of the commissioner's recommended principal appraisal system in accordance with (TEC).  In addition, a T-PESS assistant principal rubric that is aligned to the updated principal rubric will be available for LEAs that choose to use this option. 

    If you have any questions regarding T-PESS, please contact Travis Whisenant or Jennifer Baadsgaard.   

    TRAINING  NEW RUBRIC UPDATE - VIRTUAL 1/2 Day Update for all appraisers who attended the original 2-day TPESS Training in previous years                                              

     

    New Rubric T-PESS 1/2 Day Update September 16, 2021 (1-4 p.m.) (For all appraisers who already attended the original 2-day TPESS training in previous years)

    New Rubric T-PESS 1/2 Day Update  January Date TBD

    TRAINING NEW RUBRIC - 1 Day training for NEW APPRAISERS           

     

    New T-PESS Appraisers - Updated Rubric September 15, 2021 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) In-Person 

    New T-PESS Appraisers - Updated Rubric  January 12, 2021 (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)  In-Person

     

    AEL

    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 Travis Whisenant or Jennifer Baadsgaard

    TRAINING                         

     

    AEL Training (late hire) September 27-29, 2021 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

    AEL Training  January 24, 25, & 25, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

    AEL Training  March 13, 14, & 15, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

    AEL Training  June 14, 15, & 16, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

     

    T-TESS

    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 Travis Whisenant, Wes Jackson, or Jennifer Baadsgaard. (An ILD or AEL Certificate is a co-requisite in order to be T-TESS certified.) 

    TRAINING                         

     

    T-TESS Appraiser Training (Late Hire) September 13-15, 2021 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person 

    T-TESS Appraiser Training  January 5, 6, & 7, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

    T-TESS Appraiser Training March 9, 10, & 11, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

    T-TESS Appraiser Training June 20, 21, & 22, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person

      

    Impact Coaching for T-TESS & T-PESS

    This state-created training provides additional support to T-TESS and T-PESS appraisers/observers in the area of coaching. Participants will learn and practice coaching skills based on cognitive coaching, instructional coaching, and action-coaching research.   If you have any questions regarding T-PESS, please contact Jennifer Baadsgaard or Wes Jackson.

    Impact Coaching for T-TESS & T-PESS  February 17-18, 2022 (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)  In-Person

    Student Growth Measures            

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

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