2015-16 Training for TESS and LEADS
For further information please access Commissioner's Memo LIC-14-044
Arkansas took a critical step toward ensuring high-quality instruction and instructional leadership through the passage of the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS), which defines a support system for effective teaching and leading in Arkansas's schools. (Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-2802 .pdf).
In an effort to support administrators and teachers in this endeavor, ArkansasIDEAS has also assigned each course in the professional development learning management system (LMS) with a suggested domain component according to Charlotte Danielson's work, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching. The framework divides the complex activity of teaching into 22 components clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility: