Texas Documentation Handbook – 6th Edition


The 20th reprint updates the Texas Documentation Handbook to 2023!  The sixth edition also accommodates developments affecting employment decision making including the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).  Now also available as an eBook!

Paperback = $55 (scroll down for bulk pricing) 
eBook = $45 (scroll down for bulk pricing)
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 Author(s): Jennifer Childress and Richard A. James
Product Type: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9852527-5-5
# of Pages: 211
SKU: 01-0126-1 Categories: , , Tag:
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This is the book originally created by Frank Kemerer and John Crain.  Jennifer Childress and Richard A. James have taken over as authors and updated the sixth edition of the top-selling Texas Documentation Handbook for its twentieth 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

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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in
Book Type

Paperback, eBook, Bundled Paperback and eBook