• 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.

  • T-TESS Manual 2021-2022
  • FAQs & Help (formerly Ask Nancy)
  • PD Transcript Request Transcript
  • Calendar and Year-at-a-Glance
  • Resources Teach for Texas
  • Forms T-TESS Forms
  • T-TESS Rubrics and Look Fors
  • SLO Resources
  • Refresher T-TESS Refresher