• Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)

    The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is the Texas Education Agency-recommended appraisal process created to evaluate teachers and establish a system of support. T-TESS is directly correlated to the Texas Teacher Standards, and is designed as a model for providing teachers with ongoing, timely feedback and establishing a culture of continuous improvement. The T-TESS rubric consists four domains with specific dimensions, descriptors, and performance levels. T-TESS facilitates the process of every teacher being supported and encouraged to grow professionally.  
    Region One ESC hosts three-day T-TESS trainings throughout the year.  
    View or download the 2023 - 2024 Appraiser Training Schedule below:
    CLE Leadership Development Appraiser Training Schedule
    Please note the following when registering for a T-TESS training:
    • All training sessions will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  
    • Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
    • You must attend all three sessions consecutively to receive credit for the training. For example, you cannot miss Day One and attend Day Two and Day Three.  
    • Due to the nature of the training and certification process that will follow, it is imperative that all participants be present during the sessions. If you miss a portion of a session for any reason, you may be asked attend a make up session after the training or attend another full day session.  


    • All participants will be charged $495.00 for the training.   
    • Submit a district purchase order to Dalia Gracia at dgracia@esc1.net.  
    • If you are paying for the training personally, payments must be made via Pay Pal with a credit card.   

    For more information, you can log onto Teach for Texas website at https://teachfortexas.org


    Aminta Silva
    Aminta Silva
    Center for Leadership Excellence
    Dalia Gracia
    Program Bookkeeper
    FAX 956-984-7636


    Note: Trainings may be offered virtually or face-to-face.


    NOTE: T-TESS Appraisers, please click on note/link below for the latest information on T-TESS Recertification (see the Certification Test tab).

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Last Modified on September 11, 2023