|(a) The teacher-appraisal process requires at least one certified appraiser. (b) Under the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS), a campus administrator includes a principal, an assistant principal, or other supervisory staff designated as an administrator of an open-enrollment charter school or as an administrator who holds a comparable administrator/supervisor certificate established by the State Board for Educator Certification. A campus administrator who is a certified PDAS appraiser and approved by the school district board of trustees shall conduct a teacher's appraisal. Only in the event of the circumstances identified in subsection (d) of this section may an individual other than a campus administrator act as a certified appraiser. (c) Before conducting an appraisal, an appraiser must be certified by having satisfactorily completed uniform appraiser training, including required Instructional Leadership Training (ILT) or Instructional Leadership Development (ILD) certification, with a trainer and curriculum approved by the commissioner of education. Periodic recertification and training shall be required. (1) Educators certified as appraisers for the Texas Teacher Appraisal System (TTAS) before January 1997 shall be required to take only the PDAS training to qualify as a certified appraiser for the new system. Beginning June 1, 2002, individuals seeking to become certified PDAS appraisers must comply with requirements specified in paragraph (3) of this subsection. (2) Educators seeking certification as an appraiser for the PDAS after January 1, 1997, and no later than June 1, 2002, holding no prior TTAS certification, shall be required to complete the ILT or ILD training and the PDAS training with the successful completion of ILT or ILD certification as a prerequisite to the PDAS training. (3) Educators seeking certification as an appraiser for the PDAS after June 1, 2002, shall be required to complete ILD training and the PDAS training with successful completion of ILD certification as a prerequisite to the PDAS training. (d) An individual other than a campus administrator may act as a certified appraiser if: (1) the individual has been certified by completing the training required under subsection (c) of this section prior to conducting appraisals; (2) the district lacks sufficient certified appraisers to complete appraisals in a timely manner; and (3) in the case where the certified appraiser is a classroom teacher, the certified appraiser: (A) conducts appraisals at the same school campus at which the certified appraiser teaches if the certified appraiser is the chair of a department or grade level whose job description includes classroom observation responsibilities; or (B) does not conduct appraisals of classroom teachers who teach at the same campus as the certified appraiser if the certified appraiser is not a department or grade-level chair.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §150.1006 adopted to be effective August 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 4200; amended to be effective July 31, 2001, 26 TexReg 5638; amended to be effective February 17, 2010, 35 TexReg 1205