Updates from TEA
T-TESS Update (7-15-2020)
Given the increase in virtual classrooms and requests from districts statewide, the TEA is developing an aligned T-TESS rubric which isolates relevant, high-leverage practices in virtual instruction settings. This streamlined rubric will address the Planning, Instruction, and Learning Environment domains, including all current T-TESS dimensions within these domains. The rubric communicates best practices for virtual instruction and allows for focused observations and feedback with virtual instruction teachers. We anticipate this resource will be available late August 2020.
The Texas Education Agency has posted guidance for school districts on Educator Appraisal Waivers for the 2019-2020 school year if needed. Please review the TEA website and documents listed below for specific details and updates.
TEA Webpage: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
Guidance on Educator and Staff Issues and Educator Evaluations and Non-renewal
Instructions for Submitting an Educator Appraisal Waiver