Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)
The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is a system designed by educators to support teachers in their professional growth. T-TESS became the official state-recommended system in the 2016-2017 school year, and measures three components:
- Goal-Setting and Professional Development Plan: allows teachers to make decisions for professional growth as part of a self-assessment of their professional practices as they relate to student needs.
- Evaluation Cycle: a teacher assessment process that employs rubrics, orientations, goal setting, observations (formal and informal), and pre-, post-, and end-of-year conferences.
- Student Growth Measures: a set of measures that tracks student growth across the duration of a teacher's course.
HISD plans to roll out T-TESS in the 2022-2023 school year, providing an exciting opportunity for the district to strengthen its teacher evaluation system.
Please email questions regarding the Teacher Incentive to the HISD TIA Project Team at firstname.lastname@example.org