DNA(LOCAL) - PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: EVALUATION OF TEACHERS
The formal appraisal of District teachers shall be in accordance with the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) or the District's Alternate Appraisal System(s) (AAS) developed in compliance with statutory provisions and state rules.
District teachers shall be appraised annually.
The District shall establish an appraisal calendar each year.
The District's AAS shall be developed in collaboration with the administration and the District- and campus-level decision-making committees and shall be detailed in administrative regulations.
Components of any appraisal system shall ensure that teachers receive appropriate guidance and feedback and may include, but are not limited to, a written self-assessment, formal and informal observations, classroom walk-throughs, student learning indicators, and conferences. The T-TESS and AAS shall produce a written document to be presented to the teacher, signed by the teacher and supervisor, and maintained in the personnel file.
The list of qualified T-TESS appraisers who may appraise a teacher in place of the teacher's supervisor shall be approved by the Board.
Upon a teacher's request for a second T-TESS appraiser, the Superintendent or designee shall select the second appraiser from a pre-established roster of trained appraisers.
The Board shall ensure that the Superintendent or designee establishes procedures regarding how domain scores from first and second T-TESS appraisals will be used.
Complaints regarding teacher appraisal shall be addressed in ac-accordance with DGBA(LOCAL).