TxCEE Products & Services

TxCEE works with schools to set a course for growth and success.

TxCEE has drawn on research, best practices, and our experiences with schools to provide innovative models and services that systematically enhance instructional and leadership skills. The overarching approach for this work involves coordinating education initiatives and Human Capital Management System (HCMS) practices to support educator excellence and student success.



Texas Educator Excellence Management System (TEEMS)

Data Management of Student Growth Measures, Educator Evaluation, Performance Evaluation, Talent Acquisition & Professional Learning

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

  • 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

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.


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Math Instructor Professional Learning Autonomous Network

A partnership with the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®)

Let’s Make MiPLAN Your Plan


TxCEE is currently working with 12 campuses across 7 Texas school districts to implement MiPLAN as a part of  an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

MiPLAN Benefits

  • Up to $8,000 for math teachers in grades 3-8 to participate in high quality professional learning (PL)
  • Pre-approved list of world class service providers
  • Teachers self-select the PL that best meets their needs
  • Professional coaching throughout the process

Why It Matters

  • Adult learning and motivation theories note the importance of allowing teachers autonomy over their own learning to achieve their potential (Gates Foundation, 2014; McCarthy & James, 2017).
  • Teacher choice in PL not only improves teacher satisfaction, but also increases the likelihood they use the PL to improve their practice (Kennedy, 2016; Mushayikwa & Lubben, 2009).
  • Students who have effective teachers can make greater academic strides than students who have less effective teachers (Adnot, Dee, Katz & Wyckoff, 2016; Clotfelter, Ladd, & Vigdor, 2010).

If given the opportunity to expose an educator, particularly a novice, to these once in a lifetime learning experiences, how might that change the arc of their professional impact? How would this decision change outcomes for students?

What Participation Looks Like

District and Campus Leaders

  • Participate in 2 advisory committee meetings per year
  • Provide input into the PL list and process
  • Release 24 hours of state-mandated PL for participating teachers

Teachers

  • Complete 2 cycles of evidence-based PL
  • Implement new learning in the classroom
  • Complete a reflection on the effectiveness of the PL strategies

Calibration Services

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  • Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T-TESS) Calibration
  • TIA Designation Calculation Configuration
  • Texas Principal Evaluation & Support System (T-PESS) Calibration
  • Customizable Performance Evaluation Rubrics
  • Student Growth Measurement (SGM) Calibration
  • Customizable Student Growth Rubrics

Training & Consulting

Teacher Incentive Allotment

TEA Authorized Provider

Teacher Incentive Allotment

General Application Support
Teacher & Observation Appraisal
Student Growth Measures
Data Analysis
Human Capital & Compensation
Change Management
Stakeholder Engagement
Observation Calibration
Feedback Strategies
Designation System Design
Inter-Rater Reliability Analysis
Data Validation

PLC/CLC
Training & Support

System For Effective Educator Development (SEED)

SEED

Implementation for Administration, Principals and Instructional Coaches
Developing Blueprints & Roadmaps
– Creating Effective Meeting Protocols
– Ensuring High Quality Collaboration Meetings
Using Evaluation Instruments
– Evaluation Rubrics
– Coaching, Reflection & Monitoring

TxCEE Mentoring Program

Texas Teacher Mentoring Program (TxTMP)
A TEA Authorized Provider

TxCEE Mentor Program

– Mentoring Needs Assessment
– District Implementation Plan
– Continuous Coaching
– Administration Training
– Strategy Evaluation
– Mentor Teacher Hiring & Selection
– Mentor Teacher Matching

Principal Mentoring

Texas Principal Mentoring Program
(TxPMP
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– Needs Assessment
– Develop Leadership Competencies
– Continuous Coaching & Support
– Maximizing Community Partnerships
– Recruiting/Retention Resources
– Evaluation Strategies

Innovative Staffing

TxCEE Texas Center for Educator Excellence

– Increase Access to High Quality Resident Pathways to Build & Sustain a Strong Teacher Pipeline
– Recruit, Prepare & Retain a More Racially Diverse Teacher Candidate Pipeline
– Intentionally Scaffold, Plan & Develop Residents to Ensure Long-term Teacher Effectiveness
– Select, Develop & Incentivize Highly Effective Mentor Teachers
– Reallocate Existing Budgets & Roles to Sustainably Fund Paid Residents & Mentors

Student Growth Measures & Assessment Training

– Conduct a SGM Survey
– Train on SGMs for District Leadership
– SGM Training for Campus Administrators & Teachers
– Implementation of SGMs in the Classroom
– Leverage Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to implement SGMs

Strategic Compensation

A TEA Authorized Provider

TxCEE Texas Center for Educator Excellence

– Work with District Administration to Develop a Compensation Plan Based on District Values
– Create Communication Materials Defining the Compensation Plan to All Stakeholders
– Implement Tracking, Refinement & Review Systems
– Financial Modeling & Budget Planning

Assistant Principal Leadership Pathways

TxCEE Texas Center for Educator Excellence

Support for Asst. Principals:
What is Instructional Leadership?
Legal & Budgeting Practices
Campus Culture & Climate
Application Practice & Support
Support for Instructional Leadership:
Using T-Tess Rubric
Leadership Expectations
Support Cycles for Leaders
Using Data & Goal Setting

Grant Writing

Federal/State/Local

TxCEE Texas Center for Educator Excellence

– Grant Proposal & Application Development
– Proposal Narratives
– Needs Assessments
– Identify Goals, Objectives & Outcomes
– Review & Recommendation


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