New Educator Evaluation System Ahead

In spring 2012, based on feedback from the field, the Texas Education Agency began taking steps to overhaul state systems for training, evaluating, and supporting teachers throughout Texas. This process has included multiple iterations of stakeholder input, piloting of innovative evaluation systems, and the development of new standards for teachers. The Agency is now ready to take those efforts to the next level and begin implementation of new, better-aligned tools and resources related to evaluation and professional development for teachers. Toward this end, TEA will be piloting a new state-approved teacher evaluation system in approximately 70 districts in the 2014-2015 school year with statewide implementation beginning in 2015-2016.

The state’s goal for the new evaluation systems is to shift the culture of appraisals from a compliance-based exercise to one of support and collaboration for all educators on a campus.

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