Implementing Robust Human Capital Management Systems

TxCEE focuses on the most important element in a school—human capital—by working with educators to systematically increase their skills and, thereby, increase student achievement. TxCEE provides training and support to district and campus leaders to align Human Capital Management System (HCMS) components for recruiting, promoting, supporting, evaluating, and compensating educators—factors that can enhance effectiveness, job satisfaction, and collegiality (Heneman & Milanowski, 2011).

Learn about two initiatives that can assist you in implementing a robust HCMS — Texas Educator Excellence Model (TEEM) and Texas Educator Excellence Management System (TEEMS).

To address the enormous challenge of managing educator talent, TxCEE developed the Texas Educator Excellence Model (TEEM) with the generous support of a $60 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. TEEM addresses the challenges identified in high-need schools by improving systems for educator preparation, selection, support, evaluation, and compensation. TEEM builds upon existing HCMS models and are enhanced with timely and relevant support and guidance from TxCEE.

TEEM Key Strategies

  • Share rigorous teacher and principal evaluation instruments
  • Provide effectiveness ratings for teachers and principals
  • Measure student growth in every classroom in the district
  • Provide opportunities for increased compensation to effective teachers and principals
  • Build a district-wide professional development system tailored to educator and student needs
  • Support data use for continuous improvement
  • Strengthen induction, coaching, and mentoring systems
  • Create career pathway opportunities
  • Engage educators, parents, and community to improve systems
  • Implement leadership pipelines

TxCEE has a deep understanding of the requisite conditions and strategies needed to create customized reform models that meet local needs. With this approach in mind, TEEM was developed with customized replication as a key tactic.

TxCEE builds capacity in local school districts to improve services that address a high-need target population and promote learning by setting rigorous academic goals for all students. We seek school district partners that want to see students surpass minimum expectations set by state and federal standards. TxCEE knows that building local capacity will lead to sustainability of the reform.

The state of Texas has developed new statewide educator evaluation models known as the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) and the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS). T-TESS and T-PESS are currently being implemented in approximately 1,000 LEAs across Texas. We work with Texas school districts to advance the implementation of the new statewide evaluation rubrics from a state of compliance to a comprehensive system with a focus on instructional improvement.

TxCEE works with TEEM school districts to provide leadership opportunities for effective teachers, including bonuses for increased responsibility, and time during the school day for coaching and training opportunities through professional learning communities. The teacher and principal evaluation outcomes serve as the primary driver of professional development plans for educators.


TEEM Components

TxCEE’s Texas Educator Excellence Model (TEEM) encompasses eight components that, when combined, form a comprehensive educator support system that increases educator and student success. While districts address each of these components, TxCEE can help maximize resources and systems to leverage a singular component or the comprehensive TEEM Model.

Every day in Texas classrooms educators are tasked with the challenge of setting rigorous academic standards based on varied educational data elements. School districts need support in making meaning from the ever-increasing supply of educational data, and transforming this data into information that can easily and effectively inform a variety of critical decisions.

With the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education, TxCEE developed the Texas Educator Excellence Management System (TEEMS). TEEMS supports the human capital needs of Texas school districts in an intuitive, easy-to-use, and functionally robust manner. TxCEE’s approach empowers district and school administrators to invest in educators and make data-driven decisions to improve effectiveness and student performance.

TEEMS informs a variety of human capital decisions such as educator evaluation, retention, promotion, dismissal, compensation, leadership potential, and professional development. These components of the data management system assist districts and campuses in their efforts to improve instruction in the classroom, improve administrator leadership, and develop structures that support educator effectiveness-particularly teachers and principals.

TEEMS can be utilized by Texas school districts to accomplish the following goals:

  • Manage Educator Evaluation data such as T-TESS, T-PESS, or McREL. TEEMS also includes an evaluation rubric builder for districts that have created customized Educator Evaluation Instruments.
  • Manage SLO data using the TxCEE SLO Process.
  • Calculate Educator Effectiveness ratings using multiple measures
  • Calculate Performance-Based Compensation amounts using multiple measures