New Educator Evaluation System Ahead
n early 2014, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) began taking steps to create a state evaluation system that supports the professional growth of teachers and administrators. This process has involved obtaining stakeholder input from numerous sources, including steering committees that comprise teachers, principals, central office administrators, and higher education representatives. In addition, statewide regional symposiums and regional stakeholder meetings have taken place.
TEA will pilot a new state-approved teacher and administrator evaluation system in about 70 districts beginning in the 2014–2015 school year, with statewide implementation set to begin in 2015–2016. Local flexibility will remain a cornerstone of the evaluation system. TEA encourages districts to continue developing innovative ways to evaluate and support their teachers and administrators.
For more information, visit the Texas Comprehensive Center.
Region 4 ESC Accountability and Leadership Solutions Contact: Kelly Ingram