T-TESS Overview Information

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has begun a video series of brief informational videos for teachers to better understand the T-TESS appraisal system.  The links will be posted as they are made available for each Dimension. We want to thank Dr. Wes Hickey for his leadership in helping us all understand this new system better.


Dimension 1-Preparation

Dimension 1.1:Standards and Alignment

Dimension 1.2: Data and Assessment

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students

Dimension 1.4: Activities


Dimension 2-Instruction

Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations

Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise

Dimension 2.3: Communication

Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Dimension 2.5: Monitor and Adjust


Dimension 3-Learning Environment

Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures

Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior

Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture


Dimension 4-Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor

Dimension 4.2: Goal Setting

Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

Dimension 4.4: School Community Involvement