Student Engagement in T-TESS
Effective teachers invite students to become independent learners who understand that they are responsible for their own education. In a learner-centered environment, teachers empower students by using strategies that invite students to take an active, rather than passive, role in their learning. These strategies include building in student choice, using open-ended questioning, and encouraging collaboration and reflection. Such methods enhance student-teacher relationships by instilling mutual trust, respect, and appreciation.
The T-TESS rubric focuses on those student-teacher relationships to help educators improve and refine their practice for optimal student achievement. T-TESS data gives administrators valuable information to make informed decisions about improving instructional quality and classroom culture.
The accuracy of T-TESS data relies on trained appraisers who have a deep understanding of the rubric. Because appraisers are only human, data skew may occur for a variety of reasons, such as internal bias in the appraiser, appraiser “drift” (the deterioration of calibration over time), or varying standards of excellence across the rubric.
We invite you to join us on October 20 for our webinar Searching for Skew: Using Strive Analytics to Calibrate Appraisers, which will discuss methods of searching for skew and calibrating appraisers to optimize T-TESS data.
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