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Bryson ISD evaluates teachers

BRYSON – School staff discussed the new Texas Teacher Evaluation System (TTES) during Monday night’s regular board meeting.

Superintendent David Stout, Principal Eric Wilson and Assistant Principal Jason Briles all conducted teacher walk throughs under the new system, which is supposed to give a “better, truer evaluation” of what a teacher is doing in the classroom. Wilson says that as time goes on, everyone is growing more comfortable with the process.

“TTES is a learning process for everyone but we’re more comfortable with it now than we were in September,” Wilson explained. “It’s definitely a good learning tool. We wanted to get more consistency in our teachers and we are getting it.”

Under the new system, teachers are rated 1-5 with 3 being “proficient, or very good”. Wilson says it has been difficult to get teachers to realize this.

“It’s hard for teachers to understand proficient is very good,” Wilson said. “Understanding and being happy with it is happening.”

Teacher ranges from 2.8-3.14 were found in the latest round of evaluations.

To read the complete article, see the Jan. 20 edition of the Herald-Gazette.



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