Teacher Incentive Allotment
Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)
- Manage Educator Evaluation data such as T-TESS, T-PESS, or McREL
- Create customized Educator Evaluation Instruments using the TEEMS evaluation rubric builder
- Manage Student Learning Objective (SLO) data using the TxCEE SLO Process
- Calculate educator effectiveness ratings using multiple measures
- Calculate performance-based compensation amounts using multiple measures
- Support professional learning communities
The Region 7 ESC Teacher Mentor Academy is grounded in research-based best practices for adult learning and strategies for building effective mentoring partnerships. Throughout the school year, mentors will engage in a variety of training topics through virtual and face-to-face venues. Trainings include deep dives into the following topics: lesson planning and formative assessment, data-driven instruction, learning environment, coaching cycles, and effective mentoring partnerships.
To find dates and registration information regarding the Teacher Mentor Academy, please visit our workshop page.
- Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) Certification
- T-TESS Appraiser Training
- Success on the T-TESS Certification Examination
Please visit the Teach for Texas website for access to T-TESS Rubric Training videos. These videos are designed to help you gain a deep understanding of each of the domains and the dimensions within the domains in order to effectively improve instructional practice.
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:
- serve as a measurement of leadership performance,
- guide leaders as they reflect upon and improve their effectiveness,
- focus the goals and objectives of schools and districts as they support, monitor, and evaluate their principals,
- guide professional development for principals,
- serve as a tool in developing coaching and mentoring programs for principals, and
- inform higher education programs in developing the content and requirements of degree programs that prepare future principals.
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 performance.
To find dates and registration information about the SLO training, please visit our Workshop page.