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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 150COMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING EDUCATOR APPRAISAL
SUBCHAPTER AATEACHER APPRAISAL
RULE §150.1005Teacher Response and Appeals

(a) A teacher may submit a written response or rebuttal at one or both of the following times:

  (1) after receiving a written observation summary, or any other written documentation associated with the teacher's appraisal; or

  (2) after receiving a written summative annual appraisal report.

(b) Any written response or rebuttal must be submitted within ten working days of receiving a written observation summary, a written summative annual appraisal report, or any other written documentation associated with the teacher's appraisal. At the discretion of the certified appraiser, the time period may be extended to 15 working days.

(c) A teacher may request a second appraisal by another certified appraiser at one or both of the following times:

  (1) after receiving a written observation summary with which the teacher disagrees; or

  (2) after receiving a written summative annual appraisal report with which the teacher disagrees.

(d) The second appraisal must be requested within ten working days of receiving a written observation summary or a written summative annual appraisal report. At the discretion of the certified appraiser, the time period may be extended to 15 working days.

(e) A teacher may be given advance notice of the date or time of a second appraisal, but advance notice is not required.

(f) The second appraiser shall appraise the teacher in all domains. The second appraiser shall make observations and walk-throughs as necessary to evaluate Domains I through V. The second appraiser shall use the Teacher Self-Report Form and cumulative data from the first appraisal to evaluate Domains VI through VIII. Cumulative data may also be used by the second appraiser to evaluate other domains.

(g) Each school district shall adopt written procedures for a teacher to present grievances and receive written comments in response to the written annual report. Each district shall also adopt written procedures for determining the selection of second appraisers. These procedures shall be disseminated to each teacher at the time of employment and updated annually or as needed.


Source Note: The provisions of this §150.1005 adopted to be effective August 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 4200; amended to be effective February 17, 2010, 35 TexReg 1205

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