TESS Evaluation Forms

TESS School Counselor Documents


AR TESS School Counselor Rubric: A Framework for School Counselors with components completing the domains of Planning and Preparation; The Environment; Delivery of Service; and Professional Responsibilities.

AR TESS Counselor Formative Evaluation/Self-Assessment Form: (Revised 8-5-13) The Formative Evaluation/ Self-Assessment Form will be used by administrators to document performance on formal and/or informal observations throughout the year.  Administrators will provide feedback to Counselors based on performance and may choose to rate overall domain performance at various times during the year, based on observed evidence.  Using the Formative Evaluation Form, administrators may choose to evaluate Counselors on some or all components during the year.  Administrators may also wish to describe areas for commendation, document growth, and identify needs for additional support.  Formative evaluation data will be kept and used at the end of the year to provide data for summative ratings.  The Self-Assessment Form may be used by educators as a diagnostic and professional development tool.  During the interim appraisal cycle, the Self-Assessment Form may be used by Counselors to reflect on data and current practice to analyze levels of performance and to identify areas for focused improvement.  This form may also help new educators create a professional growth plan or prepare for a conference with the evaluator.

AR TESS Counselor Summative Evaluation Form: (Revised 8-5-13) The summative evaluation form will be used by administrators to document a Counselor’s overall performance for Counselors in a summative evaluation track.  The result of a Counselor's annual performance, based on evidence for all twenty-two components in the evaluation framework, will be derived from all observations, artifacts, and evidence of progress throughout the year.  Component ratings will be identified on the Summative Evaluation Form for each of the twenty-two components and used to calculate the overall domain ratings by using the Summative Scoring Worksheet.  Summative scores will be calculated (using the Summative Scoring Worksheet) for domain and overall ratings.  Overall ratings will be reviewed during the Summative Evaluation Conference.  The Summative Scoring Worksheet should accompany the Summative Evaluation Form during the final conference.  The Summative Evaluation Form will also provide the Counselor with feedback regarding areas of commendation and areas for improvement.

AR TESS Counselor Summative Scoring Worksheet: (New 8-5-13) The summative scoring worksheet should be used with the summative evaluation form to calculate a summative evaluation rating.  Based on administrator data input, this worksheet calculates the average of the components in each domain and determines the overall rating based on the domain scores.  The scoring document should accompany the teacher's final summative evaluation form and be used to determine the overall rating based on formal and informal observation results, related artifacts, and evidence of growth recorded during the year's formative evaluations.  This form should only be used for overall summative ratings at the end of the year.


For more information, please contact:

Ivy PfefferDirector of Educator Evaluation
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 103-B
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-8526
Fax: 501-682-1193
Becky Gibson, Teacher Evaluation Program Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness
Four Capitol Mall, Room 107-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3160
Fax: 501-682-5118

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