Texas-Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS)
Lyndsae Benton, Coordinator
T-PESS Registration Information
Sherian Rittmueller, Program Assistant
What is T-PESS?The Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS) is a new principal evaluation system for the state of Texas designed to support principals in their professional development and help them grow and improve as campus and instructional leaders. Being piloted by approximately 60 districts in the 2014-2015 school year, and implemented as a refined system in the 2015-2016 school year in approximately 200 districts, the statewide rollout for T-PESS occurred for the 2016-2017 year.
Who is the target audience for T-PESS training?Supervisors of principals will be required to attend the two-day T-PESS training. T-PESS is designed to evaluate principals, not assistant principals. If your district chooses to use T-PESS to evaluate assistant principals, then principals will be required to attend the two-day training. Any district that would like to use T-PESS to evaluate assistant principals would need to modify the tools and components of the system to align to the roles and responsibilities of their assistant principals.
What are the components of T-PESS?
T-PESS has three measures of principal effectiveness:
- A rubric capturing the effective practices of high-performing principals
- Progress in achieving goals and initiatives
- Student growth
Will Texas school districts be required to use T-PESS when it is ready for statewide rollout?As the Texas Education Code indicates, districts have the option of creating their own evaluation system. T-PESS will become the state recommended evaluation system. The Texas Administrative Code §150 Subchapter (BB) was amended to address the new principal evaluation system.For current T-PESS forms and information, please visit the statewide T-PESS website. TPESS.ORG