Can T-TESS training be offered as a university course?
Yes. T-TESS trainers, who are also university personnel, are allowed to host T-TESS training as a university courses, as long as the following is maintained as stated in the trainer agreement:
A. Deliver training with fidelity according to the intent and purpose
- Deliver T-TESS trainings with fidelity, adhering to and thoroughly communicating the purpose and process of T-TESS;
- Adhere to the T-TESS training materials as designed and vetted and deliver with fidelity the content of each training;
- Provide training participants with the necessary printed and other supporting materials for T-TESS training sessions;
- Conduct T-TESS training through in-person settings or online instruction facilitated in full, with a live (not prerecorded) trainer only; self-paced or prerecorded delivery in any setting is not permitted; and
- Utilize official training materials only with T-TESS participants, and as permitted through authorized training sessions.
B. Ensure consistent quality of the training experience for all participants
- Work with co-trainers to ensure the consistency and integrity of the experience for all participants;
- Deliver the training according to the provided structure and sequence unless variation is authorized by the state evaluation hub;
- Submit for T-TESS certification only those individuals who received the entire T-TESS training in the appropriate sequence (Note: Participants must experience each day of training sequentially, i.e., they cannot start with Day 2);
- Manage required documentation in a timely manner to facilitate participant experience and the state evaluation hub process management; and
- Provide feedback to the state evaluation hub regarding the training process and materials to assist in continuous improvement of T-TESS, when applicable.
C. Stay current with training updates to provide participants with most up-to-date information and resources.
- Attend updates and participate in coaching as required by the state evaluation hub and/or TEA;
- Notify the state evaluation hub of all scheduled trainings at least 30 days prior to the start of the training; and
- Maintain certification as a T-TESS Trainer by completing annual updates and recertification, as required.