Duncanville ISD utilizes the Texas Teachers Evaluation and Support System as the instrument for professional development and performance appraisal. This system consists of:

  • Goal-setting and professional development plan
  • Evaluation rubric based on the Texas Standards for Teachers
  • Embedded student growth measures

T-TESS is intended to promote a growth mind-set in educators by providing a structure to self-reflect and receive ongoing, meaningful feedback from peers and supervisors.

*149.1001 - Purpose: The standards identified in this section are performance standards to be used to inform the training, appraisal, and professional development of teachers.

Six(6) Standards

  • Standard 1: Instructional Planning and Delivery
  • Standard 2: Knowledge of Students and Student Learning
  • Standard 3: Content Knowledge and Expertise
  • Standard 4: Learning Environment
  • Standard 5: Data-Drriven Practice
  • Standard 6: Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 149 - Effective June 8, 2014

Additional Resources

T-Tess Rubric