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Educator Evaluation Systems

Using educator evaluation systems that employ rigorous, research-based observation tools and student growth measures can inform a variety of human capital management decisions.

Teachers and school leaders are the most important school-based factors influencing a student’s success. Improving educators’ capacity to grow their students can have a transformational impact on a student’s educational trajectory.

Educator evaluation systems are a critical part of an overall human capital management strategy that allows districts to identify and develop educators’ capacity to improve student learning. Robust educator evaluation systems are multi-faceted, including observations of teachers’ classroom practices and assessments of student growth.

How TxCEE Can Help:

  • Conduct an inventory of existing educator evaluation systems and make recommendations for improvements where needed
  • Support districts in choosing and implementing assessments of educator practice, such as the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) and/or Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS)
  • Support the district in implementing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) using TxCEE’s flexible SLO process
  • Guide districts in combining multiple educator evaluation measures into a summative evaluation system
  • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan that engages educators in the development and refinement of educator evaluation systems
  • Help districts develop a strategy for monitoring educator evaluation systems in ways that ensure reliability and validity in evaluation outcomes
  • Provide a license to use the Texas Educator Excellence Management System (TEEMS)
  • Provide support for developing and implementing components of Texas House Bill 3 (HB 3) Teacher Incentive Allotment