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Comments: Proposed Commissioner of Education Rules

Please review the following information sent out by TEA and submit comments as desired.

The following rule action was filed with the Texas Register on Monday, November 30, 2015, for publication in the December 11, 2015 issue:


Proposed Repeal of and New 19 TAC Chapter 150, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal, Subchapter AA, Teacher Appraisal

Summary: The proposed repeal and new rules would reflect changes to the state-recommended teacher appraisal system by replacing the current state-recommended teacher appraisal system, the Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS), effective July 1, 2016, with a new state-recommended teacher appraisal system, the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

Public Comment Period: December 11, 2015 – January 11, 2016.

Earliest Possible Date of Adoption: January 11, 2016.

Proposed Effective Date: July 1, 2016.


Please see the TEA website to view proposed commissioner of education rules.


You may submit comments on the proposed rule to rules@tea.texas.gov. A request for a public hearing on a proposal submitted under the Administrative Procedure Act must be received by the commissioner of education not more than 14 calendar days after notice of the proposal has been published in the Texas Register. Unforeseen circumstances may delay publication of the agency rules in the Texas Register. The Rules website will be updated to reflect any changes.


Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.



Texas Education Agency

(512) 475-1497


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