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In a time when schools are being held accountable to the highest level of standards, strong leadership is critical for a school's success.
As principals develop their own professional knowledge and thinking, they gain a deeper appreciation of the conditions teachers need if they are to achieve and sustain improvements in the learning of each student. While teachers are responsible for ensuring that all students achieve to the best of their ability, they will be supported in their work by their principals' deep knowledge about teaching and learning.
Dimension 1.1 Standards & Alignment
Dimension 1.2 Data & Assessment
Dimension 1.3 Knowledge of Students
Dimension 1.4 Activities
Dimension 2.1 Achieving Expectations
Dimension 2.2 Content Knowledge & Expertise
Dimension 2.4 Differentiation
Dimension 2.5 Monitor & Adjust
Dimension 3.1 Classroom Environ./ Routines & Procedures
Dimension 3.2 Managing Student Behavior
Dimension 3.3 Classroom Culture
Dimension 4.1 Professional Demeanor
Dimension 4.2 Goal Setting
Dimension 4.3 Professional Development
Dimension 4.4 School Community Involvement
Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is the Commissioner
Recommended teacher evaluation system for the state of Texas starting
in the 2016/2017 school year. Upon conclusion of the three-day face-to-face training, appraisers must successfully complete the online certification test to assume the role of certified appraisers.
Before conducting an appraisal, an appraiser must be certified
by having satisfactorily completed the state-approved:
Region 7 hosts T-TESS, T-PESS and AEL trainings
throughout the year; you can find dates and registration information
about these trainings on the Workshop page.
For more information, please visit the statewide T-TESS website: https://teachfortexas.org/
The intended purpose of the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support
System is to assess the principal’s performance in relation to the Texas
Principal Standards. The evaluation should take place in a collegial
and non-threatening manner. The principal will take the lead in
conducting the evaluation through the use of self-assessment,
reflection, and input gathered from various stakeholders with an
interest in the leadership of the school. The evidence and documentation
gathered by the principal is not intended to become a portfolio.
Rather, it should provide a basis for self-assessment, goal setting,
professional development planning, and demonstration of performance on
specific standards. A standardized principal evaluation system will:
As the state of Texas implements the new Texas Teacher Evaluation
and Support System (T-TESS), administrators will benefit from training
that provides support in the implementation of impactful strategies
designed to improve instruction and student performance at the campus
and district level.
Administrators must be knowledgeable in curriculum and instruction,
must be skillful in data gathering and analysis, must be able to set
goals, must be skillful in conducting effective conferences, must have
team-building skills and conflict resolution skills, and have mentoring
and coaching skills. This three-day engaging and research based training is
required for teacher appraisers along with T-TESS evaluation training.
To find dates and registration information about the AEL training, please visit our Workshop page.
SLOs are long-term goals for student learning crafted by teachers and
administrators. Often working in teams with peer, school, and district
support, teachers develop these goals to help define what success looks
like for their students and plan backwards to ensure that instruction is
purposefully guiding schools, teachers, and students toward a common
vision of success.
The SLO process strives to bring together the varied pedagogical
considerations a teacher juggle throughout the year – curriculum,
instruction, assessment, adjustment, and evaluation. The SLO process
encourages and prompts continual reflection and self-assessment so
teachers can focus on aligning curriculum, instruction, and student
To find dates and registration information about the SLO training, please visit our Workshop page.
Educator Certification Specialist
We ask that you do not bring children under the age of 18 with you when you attend training presented by Region 7 ESC. Thank you for your cooperation.
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