The Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System, or T-TESS, is the Texas Commissioner of Education's recommended rubric and is the adopted Teacher Evaluation system in Fort Worth ISD. As per Board DNA(LOCAL) and DNA(REG), all teachers must have District-Provided T-TESS orientation by a T-TESS certified appraiser at the first available date following their employment. See page 5 of the T-TESS Manual. The dates are provided in the manual and on the T-TESS Calendar.
Due to COVID-19 and TEA district waivers the last two years, most teachers will be required to have a formal observation to complete the evaluation cycle in 2021-2022. Please see page 10 of the guidance document for more information.