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Here you will find resources, information, colleagues to connect with and all the information you will need to successfully implement the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

T-TESS Rubric
T-TESS Implementation Overview


ACE Network Implementation Toolkit
Month-by-Month Principal Calendar

Coaching Questions Flip Book

High Yield Teaching Instructional Strategies
Sample Implementation Survey Report


ACE Network Webinars
Tackling T-TESS – The Legal Perspective with TEPSA Attorney Kevin Lungwitz
Recording | Handout | Article


Moving From Evaluation to Empowerment with Dr. Bobby Moore
An overview of how to create a culture of learning and growth mindset to support T-TESS Implementation
 | Presentation


School Improvement Through T-TESS: A Systemic Approach with Eddie Damian
Focusing on beginning of the year leadership strategies, goal setting and PD planning
| Presentation


Understanding & Evaluating the Planning Domain with Matt Warford
Dig into Domain 1 (Planning) to gain understanding, know what to look-for, where to find evidence for the four dimensions and how to help teacher embed quality planning in their work.
| Presentation


T-TESS: Domains 2-4 Instruction, Learning Environment & Professional Practices and Responsibilities with Tim Persall
Take a closer look at Domains 2-4 of the T-TESS Rubric. See concrete examples of what teachers, campuses and districts are doing to lead learning in a new way.
Recording | Presentation


Tips & Tools for T-TESS Domain 2.0 with Tim Persall
(Recorded session from TEPSA Summer Conference)
It takes the fifth dimension to fully capture T-TESS Domain 2.0. Create classroom conditions to provoke thinking, pique curiosity, and promote persistence while exploring processes that work.
Recording | Presentation


The T-TESS Conference Process with Lori Einfalt, Mary Kimmins & Criss Wakefield
Learn from T-TESS Trainers and pilot campus how to identify characteristics of effective pre- and post-conferences, target areas to improve your skills as a conference leader and move teachers and students to deeper levels of learning.
Recording | Presentation | Post Observation Plan


End-of-Year (EOY) Conference Resources
End-of-Year Conference Overview
T-TESS Evaluation and Support Newsletter (TEA - links to sample conferences, appraiser guide and more)
EOY Conference Guidance
EOY Conference PowerPoint


Goal Setting and Professional Development Planning
Goal Setting Template & Professional Development Plan
Goal Setting & PD Plan Process Overview

SMART Education Goals


Orientation Materials
Teacher Orientation Agenda
Moving to T-TESS - Teacher Orientation
Moving to T-TESS Trainer Notes
Trainer Orientation Handout
Teacher Orientation Handout


TEPSA News Articles
End-of-Year Conference
Moving from Appraisal to Growth
Continuous Improvement
Goal Setting and Professional Development
Things to Do This Fall
Evaluation Pre-Conferences Reveal Teacher’s Thinking

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