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 used by Texas school districts to accomplish the following goals:
- Manage Educator Evaluation data such as T-TESS, T-PESS, or McREL
- Create customized Educator Evaluation Instruments using the TEEMS evaluation rubric builder
- Manage Student Growth Measure (SGM) data using the TxCEE SGM Process
- Calculate educator effectiveness ratings using multiple measures
- Calculate performance-based compensation amounts using multiple measures
- Support professional learning communities