Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS)

In early 2014, the Agency asked the TXCC to convene a steering committee of principals, administrators, and higher education faculty to provide input into the creation of an evaluative rubric correlated with the principal standards and incorporating weighted components, including student learning outcomes. The committee met in February, March, and April 2014 and finalized the rubric and summative guide that will be piloted in T-PESS districts during the 2014–2015 school year. The TXCC is supporting this project in collaboration with Region 13 Education Service Center (ESC), which will serve as the state hub for the Texas Evaluation and Support System (TESS), and with TEA's external contractor, McREL, which is developing and piloting the instruments and providing professional development to staff of participating districts and to ESC contacts.