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Overview of the T-TESS Appraisal System. Larry Williams Dr. Kenneth Border Jeremy Wagner. Contact Us. Larry Williams – Region 17 [email protected] Dr. Kenneth Border – Shallowater ISD [email protected] Jeremy Wagner – Frenship ISD [email protected]

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overview of the t tess appraisal system

Overview of the T-TESS Appraisal System

Larry Williams

Dr. Kenneth Border

Jeremy Wagner

contact us
Contact Us
overview of t tess development
Overview of T-TESS Development
  • New Teacher Standards
  • Intent – Transition from PDAS to T-TESS
    • Checklist and “gotcha” to Feedback and Support
  • Steering Committee
  • NCLB Waiver
domain rubric
Domain Rubric
  • 4 Domains
    • Each worth 25% of overall evaluation score

Planning

Instruction

Learning Environment

Professional Practices

ratings in the domains
Ratings in the Domains
  • Turn to Dimension 2.1 – Achieving Expectations
  • More than a “checklist”
    • Evidence Based – what can be seen and heard in the classroom
    • Documentation and artifacts
  • The ratings move from teacher centered to student centered from right to left (or center to left)
  • Teacher standards referenced at bottom
ratings continued
Ratings Continued…
  • Divert attention away from the “number score” and more toward the “verb of the score”
  • Question – How are the words in the ratings different than a “number”?
  • Briefly discuss the words with your group – 60 seconds
  • Share thoughts with group
analysis of dimension 2 3
Analysis of Dimension 2.3
  • Turn to Dimension 2.3 – Communication
  • “Where the Rubber Hits the Road”
  • Group Activity
    • Task – Discuss the different ratings and the differences. What moves a rating up from one rating to the next?
    • Identify the key verbs within each rating.
    • Prepare to share and discuss.

The quality of a lesson is not judged by its complexity but by the complexity of the thinking it provokes.

-adapted from Joseph O’Connor

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Analysis of Dimension 2.3
  • Moving from Teacher Centered to Student Centered
  • Theory to Application
  • Key Verbs:
    • Leads to Guides
    • Recognize to Use
    • Remember to Evaluate
post conference
Post Conference
  • Intro
    • Positive atmosphere
    • Remember, it’s about GROWTH not GOTCHA
    • Even phenomenal teachers want to improve
  • Reinforcement (What went well)
    • Evidence based examples
post conference cont
Post Conference Cont…
  • Refinement (What to improve)
    • Provide specific evidence
    • Provide recommendations and resources
    • Generally – focus in on one per evaluation
    • Be sure to look for improvement in this area for the next evaluation
post conference dimension 2 3
Post Conference: Dimension 2.3
  • Review the sample post conference questions for 2.3.
    • What are the questions focused on?
    • What do the questions generally want the teacher to do?
    • Would you include any others?
district applications of t tess
District Applications of T-TESS
  • Sample Timeline for Implementation
  • Account for staff stress
    • What other initiatives is the district implementing?
    • How will this impact those initiatives?
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Q&A
  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Concerns?
  • Value Add
upcoming t tess trainings
Upcoming T-TESS Trainings
  • June 2015
  • 8th and 9th
  • 10th & 11th
  • 15th and 16th
  • 17th and 18th
  • 22nd and 23rd
  • 24th and 25th
  • 29th and 30th
  • All sessions begin at 8 am and end at 5 pm.
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