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RULE §150.1005Appraiser Qualifications

(a) The teacher appraisal process requires at least one certified appraiser.

(b) Under the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), a campus administrator includes a principal, an assistant principal, an administrator who holds a comparable administrator/supervisor certificate established by the State Board for Educator Certification, or supervisory staff whose job description includes the appraisal of teachers and who is not a classroom teacher. 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 the state-approved T-TESS appraiser training and having passed the T-TESS certification examination, and must have received Instructional Leadership Training (ILT), Instructional Leadership Development (ILD), or Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) certification. Appraisers without ILT, ILD, or AEL certification before January 1, 2016, may not take ILT or ILD to satisfy this requirement. Periodic recertification and training shall be required.

(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; and

  (2) 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 §150.1005 adopted to be effective July 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 2957

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