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RULE §150.1002Assessment of Teacher Performance

(a) The teacher proficiencies described in Learner-Centered Schools for Texas: A Vision of Texas Educators, approved by the State Board of Education on February 11, 1994, shall be the foundation for the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS).

(b) Each teacher shall be appraised on the following domains:

  (1) Domain I: Active, successful student participation in the learning process;

  (2) Domain II: Learner-centered instruction;

  (3) Domain III: Evaluation and feedback on student progress;

  (4) Domain IV: Management of student discipline, instructional strategies, time and materials;

  (5) Domain V: Professional communication;

  (6) Domain VI: Professional development;

  (7) Domain VII: Compliance with policies, operating procedures and requirements; and

  (8) Domain VIII: Improvement of academic performance of all students on the campus (based on indicators included in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)).

(c) Each domain shall be scored independently. The evaluation of each of the domains shall consider all data generated in the appraisal process. The data for the appraisal of each domain shall be gathered from observations, the Teacher Self-Report Form, and other documented sources. The data shall describe teacher contributions in increasing student achievement, making the whole school safe and orderly, and creating a stimulating learning environment for children.

(d) Each teacher shall be evaluated on Domains I through VIII using the following categories:

  (1) exceeds expectations;

  (2) proficient;

  (3) below expectations; and

  (4) unsatisfactory.

(e) The teacher evaluation in Domain VIII shall include the following areas:

  (1) efforts to enhance academic performance;

  (2) efforts to enhance student attendance;

  (3) efforts to identify and assist students in at-risk situations; and

  (4) campus performance rating.

(f) Campus performance rating data for Domain VIII shall be reported (not scored) by a campus or district for the first year of the PDAS implementation and/or during the first year for new teachers to a campus.

Source Note: The provisions of this §150.1002 adopted to be effective August 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 4200.

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