Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Alignment of PowerWalks and T-TESS

To conclude this series of T-TESS alignment posts, we’ll discuss formative walks-thru’s.  Principals are beginning to realize that the T-TESS implemented correctly means coaching and supporting staff to better implement better and best practice.  And to do this effectively, a tool that creates “game-film” for teachers is no longer a want... it is a necessity.  And any formative assessment tool that is not aligned to T-TESS, is now essentially a waste of time.  So where to find a formative assessment tool that creates game film for teachers and is aligned to T-TESS?  It’s a short list and at the top of the list is PowerWalks.  The chart below shows the alignment of the individual PowerWalks observation modules and the individual components of T-TESS    

PowerWalks and T-TESS

Module 8 is a customization feature that allows for campus specific observation elements.  Those elements may or may not align to T-TESS specifications.
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