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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 150COMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING EDUCATOR APPRAISAL
SUBCHAPTER AATEACHER APPRAISAL
RULE §150.1009Alternatives to the Commissioner's Recommended Appraisal System

(a) District option. Beginning with the 1997-1998 school year, a school district not wanting to use the commissioner's recommended Professional Development and Appraisal System must develop its own teacher-appraisal system supported by locally adopted policy and procedures and by the processes outlined in Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.352. The Texas Teacher Appraisal System (TTAS) is no longer a state-recommended system; however, it may become a local option governed by the process outlined in TEC, §21.352. If adopted as a local option, the TTAS must be modified to comply with TEC, §21.351(a)(1) and (2).

  (1) The school district-level planning and decision-making committee shall:

    (A) develop an appraisal process;

    (B) develop evaluation criteria, including discipline management and performance of the teachers' students; and

    (C) consult with the campus planning and decision-making committee on each campus in the school district.

  (2) The appraisal process shall include:

    (A) at least one appraisal each year;

    (B) a conference between the teacher and the appraiser that is diagnostic and prescriptive with regard to remediation needed in overall performance by category; and

    (C) criteria based on observable, job-related behavior, including:

      (i) teachers' implementation of discipline management procedures; and

      (ii) performance of the teachers' students.

  (3) The school district-level planning and decision-making committee shall submit the appraisal process and criteria to the superintendent, who shall submit the appraisal process and criteria to the school district board of trustees with a recommendation to accept or reject. The school district board of trustees may accept or reject an appraisal process and performance criteria, with comments, but may not modify the process or criteria.

(b) Campus option. A campus within a school district may choose to develop a local system as provided in this section.

  (1) The campus planning and decision-making committee shall:

    (A) develop an appraisal process;

    (B) develop evaluation criteria, including discipline management and performance of the teachers' students; and

    (C) submit the process and criteria to the district-level planning and decision-making committee.

  (2) The appraisal process shall include:

    (A) at least one appraisal each year;

    (B) a conference between the teacher and the appraiser that is diagnostic and prescriptive with regard to remediation needed in overall performance by category; and

    (C) criteria based on observable, job-related behavior, including:

      (i) teachers' implementation of discipline management procedures; and

      (ii) performance of the teachers' students.

  (3) Upon submission of the appraisal process and criteria to the school district-level planning and decision-making committee, the committee shall make a recommendation to accept or reject the appraisal process and criteria and transmit that recommendation to the superintendent.

  (4) The superintendent shall submit the recommended campus appraisal process and criteria, the school district-level planning and decision-making committee's recommendation, and the superintendent's recommendation to the school district board of trustees. The school district board of trustees may accept or reject, with comments, an appraisal process and performance criteria, but may not modify the process or criteria.


Source Note: The provisions of this §150.1009 adopted to be effective August 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 4200.

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