Teacher Evaluation (TEAM)

“The Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) is about principals and teachers working together to ensure the best possible instruction every day. Through frequent observation, constructive feedback, student data, and professional development, TEAM is designed to support all educators in doing their best work to help every student learn and grow.” (TDOE)

2020-2021 CMCSS Achievement Measure Worksheets

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Observations

 
The state released a new ‘Suggested Observation Pacing’ available here. CMCSS began using this pacing during the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Tennessee administrators follow the TEAM Teacher Evaluation, Evaluator Handbook when completing observations.
 
State Department of Education Evaluation Guidance can be found here.
 

The site used to record and report all evaluation data TNCompass. District level access does not permit users to support individuals in logging in for the first time or fixing login issues. To support the district in accessing and using the TNCompass site, the district has created the TNCompass Support Manual available here. Pages 3 and 4 of this manual will provide employees with the process to set up their account and/or access their account when there are issues with logging in.

Administrative TEAM Training

 
The state released a new ‘Suggested Observation Pacing’ available here. CMCSS began using this pacing during the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Tennessee administrators follow the TEAM Teacher Evaluation, Evaluator Handbook when completing observations.
 
State Department of Education Evaluation Guidance can be found here.
 

The site used to record and report all evaluation data TNCompass. District level access does not permit users to support individuals in logging in for the first time or fixing login issues. To support the district in accessing and using the TNCompass site, the district has created the TNCompass Support Manual available here. Pages 3 and 4 of this manual will provide employees with the process to set up their account and/or access their account when there are issues with logging in.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Portfolios

During the 2016 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Pre-K Quality Act. One key component of this law is the requirement for all districts having voluntary pre-K program (VPK) must utilize the state board-approved pre-K and kindergarten student growth portfolio models for evaluating pre-K and kindergarten teachers (see T.C.A §§ 49-6-103–49-6-110). Please review this detailed FAQ (here) regarding pre-K and kindergarten portfolios. This document includes a timeline for when to expect pre-K/K portfolio implementation resources. 
Teachers who do not submit portfolios put districts out of compliance with state law, and districts may dismiss or suspend the teacher for neglect of duty as per T.C.A. § 49-5-511.
 
 

CMCSS TNCompass Support Manual
2018-2019 TNCompass Update
TN Board of Education Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Policy

** Everyone should use their district email address as their primary email within TNCompass. Please ensure you change your email if you used a secondary address when you first set up your account.
 
 
Partial Year Exemption (PYE) and observation cycles
  • For the 2020-2021 school year, any teacher meeting either of the following two conditions must be marked as a Partial Year Exemption (PYE) in TNCompass
    • New hire who starts working with students on or after November 17, 2020
    • Teachers who have a license that was not an Active TN teaching license until November 17, 2020 or later
  • It is recommended that any teacher marked as PYE be observed at least once per semester, if available