Texas Administrative Code Title 19

Education: As effective August 6, 2010

Chapter 244

§244.1: General Provisions

(a) The State Board for Educator Certification is responsible for ensuring the certification of appraisers performing appraisal of teachers, administrators, and counselors employed in Texas public schools.

(b) The appraisal process for teachers is outlined in Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 21, Subchapter H, and Chapter 15 of this title (relating to Commissioner of Education Rules Concerning Teacher Appraisal). Appraisal systems that may be used for appraising teachers are either recommended by the Commissioner of Education or locally developed and adopted by a school district according to the Commissioner's rules.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §244.1 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022.

§244.2: Conditions for Issuing a Certificate of Completion of Training for Appraisers of Teachers

(a) Each regional education service center is responsible for maintaining documentation of training for all individuals completing appraiser training to appraise teachers. The content of the training and the criteria for acceptable performance of the appraiser are established by the Commissioner of Education if the training is provided to implement the Commissioner's Recommended Appraisal System or by a public school district if a locally-developed system is implemented.

(b) The SBEC will recognize individuals who have successfully completed appraiser training as provided by the regional education service center or by school districts, as appropriate. The providers of training are responsible for issuing a certificate denoting completion of training.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §244.2 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022.

§244.3: Training for Appraisers in Districts Using Locally-Developed Teacher Appraisal Systems

A district must have a clearly defined set of procedures for training appraisers. The district must identify the qualities appraisers must demonstrate and include appropriate proficiency checks to evaluate the performance of teachers. The district shall be responsible for documenting that appraisers have met training criteria established by the school district.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §244.3 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022.

§244.4: Certification of Appraisers of Administrators or Counselors

(a) A person who holds a certificate of one of the following classifications listed in this subsection, or who occupies a position that requires such a certification, is certified to appraise the performance of a counselor or an administrator other than the superintendent: superintendent; administrator; mid-management; principal; or assistant-principal. Each district shall assign one or more appraisers for each counselor or administrator, other than the superintendent, as the district considers appropriate.

(b) An uncertified person designated by the local school district may appraise the performance of an administrator in an area for which certification is not required, including personnel, business, accounting, planning, and research.

(c) The board of trustees may appraise the performance of the superintendent. Certification is not necessary for this purpose.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §244.4 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022.