• THE WATER VALLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
     
    TEXAS TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT SYSTEM (T-TESS)
     
    2018-2019 CERTIFIED APPRAISERS AND CALENDAR
     
     
    • Water Valley ISD will utilize the commissioner’s recommended teacher appraisal
     
                 system, Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) for teacher appraisals.
     
    • Monday 8/13/187 – Teacher training for the new T-TESS Appraisal System. This is
     
                 mandatory for all instructional staff. Once the training is provided, the staff has six weeks
     
     
                 to submit their Goal-Setting and Professional Development (GSPD) Plan to
     
     
                 their principal.
     
    • Tuesday 9/11/2018 – Formal observation window opens.
     
    • Tuesday 9/28/2018 – All teachers must submit their Goal-Setting and Professional
     
                 Development (GSPD) Plan to their appraiser prior to this date. A GSPD conference
     
     
                 is required for all teachers during their first year under the T-TESS. 
     
    • Wednesday 5/1/19 – All end of year conferences must be completed. Domain 4 is not
     
                  scored until the teacher has had an opportunity to present evidence related to each of the
     
     
                  four dimensions during the end of the year conference.
     
    • There will be no teacher observations the day immediately before or the day after a
     
                  holiday.
     
    • There will be no teacher observations the day immediately before or the day after
     
                   required State testing.
     
    • Walkthrough observations will be conducted on all teachers throughout the year.
     
    • Certified Appraisers for the 2018-19 school year are:
     
                 Dane Hoover, Wayland Cooksey, and Fabian Gomez