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.
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.
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 previous T-PESS rubric and the updated T-PESS rubric were 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. 1/2 day Rubric Update training was provided throughout the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. If you were not able to attend one of those sessions, you will need to attend one of the 1-day training listed below.
2021-2022 School Year and beyond - ONLY the updated T-PESS rubric meets 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 Derrick Spurlock
T-PESS TRAINING NEW RUBRIC - 1 Day training
New T-PESS Appraisers - Updated Rubric July 21, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM) In-Person
New T-PESS Appraisers - Updated Rubric August 11, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM) In-Person
New T-PESS Appraisers - Updated Rubric September 15, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM) In-Person
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 Derrick Spurlock
AEL Training July 13, 14, & 15, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person
AEL Training August 1, 2, & 3, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person
AEL Training September 12, 13, & 14, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person
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 Derrick Spurlock (An ILD or AEL Certificate is a co-requisite in order to be T-TESS certified.)
T-TESS Appraiser Training July 18, 19, & 20, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person
T-TESS Appraiser Training August 8, 9, & 10, 2022 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) In-Person
T-TESS Appraiser TrainingSeptember 6, 7, & 8, 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 Impact Coaching for T-TESS & T-PESS, please contact Derrick Spurlock
Impact Coaching for T-TESS & T-PESS June 29-30, 2022 (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) In-Person
For additional information regarding Student Growth Measures, please contact Derrick Spurlock
Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Review & Update June 14, 2022 (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) In-person