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TEAM Training FAQ

Description

  • According to state board rule 0520-02-01 and state board policy 5.201, all educators must be evaluated annually by a certified evaluator.
  • The department conducts initial certification and recertification training, administers certification tests, issues evaluator credentials, and provides continuous evaluator support for the TEAM rubric.
  • To conduct observations, evaluators must be certified.
    • Evaluations conducted by non-certified evaluators are inadmissible and are grounds for a grievance. 
  • Certification entails participating in an official state-sponsored TEAM training and passing the subsequent online certification test.
  • Certification is valid through June of the current school year regardless of the certification date.
  • All evaluator certification training for 2021-22 is virtual.
  • The certification window for recertification is from June 17, 2021 to August 31, 2021.
  • The certification window for initial certification is from June 17, 2021 to April 1, 2022.
  • Certification is valid until June 30, 2022.

Initial teacher evaluator certification

  • The initial teacher evaluator certification process is designed to prepare evaluators to evaluate teachers and other school service personnel.
  • Register for training and the certification test here.
    • Invitations are emailed weekly each Monday and Thursday throughout the certification window beginning June 17. If you do not receive an invitation on the Monday or Thursday following your registration, please contact TEAM.Questions@tn.gov.
    • Upon registration, all modules must be completed in the department’s learning management system (LMS) before access to the certification test is granted.
    • Once the test is passed, the individual should request the certificate, and credentialed status will be reflected in TNCompass within 7-10 business days.
    • Districts must staff evaluators in TNCompass as observers before evaluations may be conducted.
  • TASL Credit:
    • Completion of the course is awarded 14 TASL credit hours.
    • An email confirming TASL credit will be sent to the participant within 7-10 business after course completion.
    • Credit may be applied to the 2020-21 or 2021-22 cycle as needed.
    • Contact TASL.Information@tn.gov with questions.

Initial administrator evaluator certification

  • The initial administrator evaluator training process is designed to prepare evaluators to evaluate administrators.
  • Register for training and the certification test here.
    • Invitations are emailed weekly each Monday and Thursday throughout the certification window beginning June 17. If you do not receive an invitation on the Monday or Thursday following your registration, please contact TEAM.Questions@tn.gov.
    • Upon registration, all modules must be completed in order to obtain access to the initial administrator evaluation certification test.
    • Once the test is passed, the individual should request the certificate, and credentialed status will be reflected in TNCompass within 7-10 business days.
    • Districts must staff evaluators in TNCompass as observers before evaluations may be conducted.
  • TASL Credit:
    • Completion of the module is awarded 7 TASL credit hours.
    • An email confirming TASL credit will be sent to the participant within 7-10 business after course completion.
    • Credit may be applied to the 2020-21 or 2021-22 cycle as needed.
    • Contact TASL.Information@tn.gov with questions.

Evaluator recertification

  • 2020-21 certified TEAM evaluators may recertify for the 2021-22 school year by passing the recertification test.
  • For 2020-21 certified evaluators, virtual, self-paced recertification modules are available on the department’s learning management system (LMS).
  • Those recertifying may move through the module at their own pace and take the certification test as they are ready.
  • The recertification window is open through August 31, 2021. 
    • Those not completing recertification by August 31, 2021 will be required to register for initial certification.
    • Evaluations conducted by non-certified evaluators are inadmissible and are grounds for a grievance.  
  • Certification is valid until June 30, 2022.  
  • Registration is not required. Invitations to access the learning module and to take the recertification test will be sent directly to currently certified evaluators via the email address associated with TNCompass on June 17.

  • If you were a certified TEAM evaluator in 2020-21 and did not receive an invitation and process details, please be sure to check spam/junk folders. As invitations were sent in bulk from either TEAM.Questions@tn.gov, a firewall may have blocked receipt.
  • TASL Credit:
    • Completion of the recertification course is awarded 7 TASL credit hours.
    • An email confirming TASL credit will be sent to the participant within 7-10 business after course completion.
    • Credit may be applied to the 2020-21 or 2021-22 cycle as needed.
    • Contact TASL.Information@tn.gov with questions.