Hallsville ISD

T-TESS Training Timeline

Spring/Summer 2016

Train district and campus administrators and inform all teachers about the changes in the appraisal system.



  • Principals, Asst. Principals, Deans & Directors attend 3-Day training
  • Copy of T-TESS certification for each appraiser must be submitted to the Human Resources Department prior to campus retreats
  • All teaching staff informed bout T-TESS by March 4, 2016
  • Principals may either:
  1. Prepare your training after attending the 3-day T-TESS training
  2. Register for and complete the overview so that you may prepare your own training
  3. Require that teachers register and complete the overview as part of the March 4th PD day after the STAAR training.
  4. Work in conjunction with HR Director to ensure you have the appropriate information to share as part of the overview presentation for your staff.


  • Conduct T-TESS Calibration rounds by September 9, 2016 among your campus administrative staff
  • Principals and Asst. principals submit and review (2) goals within the first three weeks of school with their appraiser. (Aug. 22, 2016-Sept. 9, 2016)
  • Campus Retreat/August PD Sessions: Principals conduct T-TESS Training using 1/2 or full day material provided within the T-TESS portal

T-TESS Annual Appraisal Process

Dates to Remember

August 22, 2016- September 9, 2016

  • Teacher self assessments and goal setting review of data to self assess, and develop professional development plans for teachers new to the district or new to T-TESS.


September 12, 2016
  • Informal observations and walkthroughs can begin.


September 19-May 4

  • T-TESS formal evaluation period opens

May 4, 2017

  • Deadline for end-of-year conferences