ERIC Number: ED424304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development and Appraisal System: Teacher Renewal Packet, School Year 1998-99.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educator Development Projects.
The Texas Education Agency has been developing materials to address issues related to the Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS). The PDAS was developed under a legislative mandate to establish a fair and practical appraisal process that acknowledges and reinforces good teaching practices and quality professional development. An evaluation of that system completed by more than 1,000 teachers and administrators indicated that the first year of implementation of the PDAS was positive. This renewal packet contains materials teachers need to understand the expectations of the PDAS better. The packet consists of these four items: (1) the "Appraisal Period Timeline," which addresses the order of events related to the PDAS; (2) the scoring continuum, which discusses the percentages for each evaluation criteria for quantity as it relates to an observation; (3) the "Scoring Criteria Guide," which provides detailed descriptions of the expectations for each of the criteria in each of the domains; and (4) scoring factors and performance level standards, which are revised from the PDAS manual for the 1997-98 school year (clarifies the strength under the quality dimension). The "Teacher Manual" for the PDAS is also included. This manual explains the PDAS and its requirements and implementation. Also included is the "Review of the Literature Relating Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) Criteria to Student Outcomes." This review of the literature provides a significant research base for the PDAS. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educator Development Projects.
Identifiers - Location: Texas