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Frequency

Principal Appraisal

  1. The appraisal system and school leadership standards and indicators developed or established by the commissioner of education; or
  2. An appraisal process and performance criteria developed by the district in consultation with the district-level and campus-level committees [see BQA and BQB] and adopted by the board.

Notice to ESC

Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T‑PESS)

  1. Standard I. Instructional Leadership, which includes four indicators;
  2. Standard II. Human Capital, which includes four indicators;
  3. Standard III. Executive Leadership, which includes four indicators;
  4. Standard IV. School Culture, which includes five indicators; and
  5. Standard V. Strategic Operations, which includes four indicators.
  1. At least 20 percent of a principal's summative score for a principal who has served at least one year in his or her role on the same campus; or
  2. At least 30 percent of a principal's summative score for a principal who is in his or her first year as principal on a particular campus.
  1. Distinguished;
  2. Accomplished;
  3. Proficient;
  4. Developing; and
  5. Improvement needed.
  1. At least 20 percent of a principal's summative score for a principal who has served two or more years in his or her role on the same campus;
  2. At least 10 percent of a principal's summative score for a principal who has served one year in his or her role on the same campus; or
  3. May not be included in calculating a single overall summative appraisal score for a principal who is in his or her first year as principal on a particular campus.
  1. Distinguished;
  2. Accomplished;
  3. Proficient;
  4. Developing; or
  5. Improvement needed.

Appraisal Procedures

  1. At least one appraiser-approved goal that shall be:
    1. Initially drafted in conjunction with the principal's end-of-year conference from the previous year, as applicable, revised as needed based on changes to the context of the principal's assignment at the beginning of the current school year, and submitted to the principal's appraiser; and
    2. Maintained throughout the course of the school year by the principal to track progress in the attainment of goals and the actions taken to achieve the goals;
    3. Shared with the principal's appraiser prior to the end-of-year conference; and
    4. Used after the end-of-year conference in the determination of ratings for the attainment of goals;
  2. A pre-evaluation conference prior to the principal submitting his or her goals to the principal's appraiser;
  3. A mid-year conference to determine and discuss progress toward the attainment of goals;
  4. An end-of-year conference that:
    1. Reviews data collected throughout the current school year and previous school years, if available;
    2. Examines and discusses the artifacts and evidence related to the principal's performance on the 21 indicators of T-PESS rubric and the attainment of goals;
    3. Examines and discusses evidence related to student growth or progress measures, as described in 19 Administrative Code 150.1022(f)–(h), when available; and
    4. Identifies potential goals and professional development activities for the principal for the next school year; and
  5. A written summative annual appraisal report to be provided to the principal after the conclusion of the end-of-year conference.

Calendar

Appraisal Report

Additional Documentation

Appraiser Qualifications

Orientation

  1. The principal is new to the district;
  2. The principal has never been appraised under the T-PESS; or
  3. District policy regarding principal appraisal has changed since the last time the principal was provided with an orientation to the T-PESS.

Alternatives to T‑PESS

Note: The standards, indicators, knowledge, and skills to be used to align with the training, appraisal, and professional development of principals are outlined in 19 Administrative Code 149.2001.

Appraisal of Campus Administrators Other Than Principals

  1. The commissioner's recommended appraisal process and performance criteria; or
  2. An appraisal process and performance criteria developed by the district in consultation with the district- and campus-level committees and adopted by the board.

Appraisers

School Counselors

Confidentiality

Lumberton ISD

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UPDATE 109

DATE ISSUED: 10/30/2017