Month: May 2017

House Pub Ed Hears Senate Bill that Reduces Educator Preparation Program Accountability

CSSB 1278 (Larry Taylor) would require the results of educator certification examinations prescribed not be included for educator preparation program (EPP) accountability in subject areas identified by TEA to be a teacher shortage area. The bill would require the exclusion of certain unsuccessful attempts made by alternative certification candidates on a content certification examination in […]

Update on Teacher Evaluations in Texas

The Commissioner has reached an agreement with various teacher organizations regarding the student growth component of teacher appraisal for both the state recommended teacher appraisal system, the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), and locally adopted teacher appraisal systems. With this agreement, all components of T-TESS and the minimum requirements for locally adopted systems […]

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