Texas Documentation Handbook – 6th Edition


The 16th reprint updates the Texas Documentation Handbook to 2021!  The latest edition also accommodates recent developments affecting employment decision making including the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).  Now also available as an eBook!

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 Author(s): Frank R. Kemerer and John A. Crain
Product Type: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9852527-5-5
# of Pages: 200
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Frank Kemerer and John Crain have updated the sixth edition of the top-selling Texas Documentation Handbook for its sixteenth reprint. This easy-to-read desktop paperback handbook or eBook focuses on how to go about documenting the performance of both professional and auxiliary employees effectively in and out of the classroom. Whether the goal is performance improvement or preparing for a negative employment decision, the current reprint provides an indispensable guide for all school administrators. Numerous examples and illustrations of how to go about documenting are set forth. These include:

  • Highlights of the Texas school employment legal framework
  • Basic principles and examples of effective employee documentation
  • Advice on how to tailor supervisory styles to teacher and other employee characteristics and administrator goals
  • Focused observation instruments for easily gathering classroom data compatible with T-TESS or the school’s locally developed appraisal system
  • Illustrations of how to complete the focused observation instruments effectively and communicate with the teacher
  • Examples of more than 60 teacher behaviors linked to more than 40 student outcomes
  • Discussion of social networking through digital devices
  • Appendices containing the Code of Ethics for Texas Educators, documentation forms, and templates ready for use
  • Digital link for downloading the documentation forms and templates in the appendices

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in
Book Type

Paperback, eBook