Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL)

  • Administrators must be knowledgeable in curriculum and instruction, be skillful in data gathering and analysis, be able to set goals, be skillful in AELconductingeffective 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 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 Jeff Smith.