Chapter 244. Certificate of Completion of Training for Appraisers


Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Chapter 244 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.041(b)(10), unless otherwise noted.


244.1. General Provisions.

As authorized by the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 21, Subchapter H, the commissioner of education rules for a recommended teacher appraisal system; for a recommended principal appraisal system; and for a recommended administrator appraisal process for administrators other than principals are codified in Chapter 150 of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal). Other appraisal systems may be locally developed and adopted by a school district according to the TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter H, and Chapter 150 of this title.

Source: The provisions of this 244.1 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9507; amended to be effective July 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 9291.


244.2. Training for Appraisers of Educators in School Districts Using a Recommended Appraisal Process.

(a)  The State Board for Educator Certification hereby adopts the appraiser qualifications, required appraiser training, and criteria for acceptable appraiser performance under the recommended teacher appraisal system and the recommended principal appraisal system, as established by the commissioner of education in Chapter 150 of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Appraisal).

(b)  Training of appraisers shall be provided in accordance with the rules established by the commissioner of education in Chapter 150 of this title. The providers of such training are responsible for verifying completion of the training. The regional education service center designated by the commissioner to serve as the appraiser certification provider for the state is responsible for maintaining documentation and for issuing certification to individuals who have completed training to appraise teachers or principals.

(c)  A school district using the commissioner-recommended appraisal process for administrators other than principals shall comply with 150.1022(c) of this title (relating to Commissioner-Recommended Administrator Appraisal Process: Procedures) and 244.3 of this title (relating to Training for Appraisers of Educators in School Districts Using Locally-Developed Educator Appraisal Systems).

Source: The provisions of this 244.2 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9507; amended to be effective July 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 9291.


244.3. Training for Appraisers of Educators in School Districts Using Locally-Developed Educator Appraisal Systems.

A school district that locally develops and adopts its own educator appraisal system should have a clearly defined set of procedures for training appraisers. The school district should identify the qualities appraisers must demonstrate and include appropriate proficiency checks to evaluate the performance of all educators performing appraisals under the district's locally adopted appraisal systems. The school district shall be responsible for documenting that appraisers have met training criteria established by the district.

Source: The provisions of this 244.3 adopted to be effective March 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 1022; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9507.


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