Skip To Main Content


Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS)

Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) is the Commissioner recommended teacher evaluation system for the state of Texas starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

T-TESS includes three components:

  • Goal-setting and professional development plan
  • The evaluation cycle (including: pre-conference, observation, post-conference)
  • Student growth measure

The T-TESS Rubric includes four domains:

  • Planning
  • Instruction
  • Learning Environment
  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities


Teach for Texas Home
Teach for Texas is the home for T-TESS resources from TEA.

2024-25 T-TESS Timeline

Request for Second Appraisal Form

Less Than Annual Appraisal Form

Teacher Incentive Allotment Program

For questions regarding T-TESS, please contact Tiffany Whitsel.

Contact Us

Tiffany Whitsel

Assistant Superintendent of State & Federal Programs