Principals must respond to a survey
to measure the performance of first-year teachers. The survey assesses relevant
educator preparation programs’ effectiveness in preparing those teachers to
succeed in the classroom. Surveys are required for all first-year teachers who
may be interns in an alternative certification program or newly certified
first-year teachers. The survey applies
only to Texas educator preparation programs. TEA established partnerships with
organizations like the Texas Comprehensive Center at SEDL, and WestED to
develop the principal surveys. Numerous stakeholder meetings were held to
ensure the validity of the instrument. The survey is authorized by Senate Bill
174, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, and included in 19
Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator
Preparation (ASEP). It is important that all principal
surveys are submitted by June 15, 2017.
If a principal is planning to move to another district or campus, the principal
needs to complete the principal survey before he/she exits the district or campus.
TAC 229.3(b) identifies various sanctions that could be imposed on individuals
who fail to provide the required data and information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document (90
For questions not addressed in the FAQ or assistance needed please send an email to email@example.com. A response will be provided
within one-business day.
If you are a principal, the surveys
are found in your TEA educator profile ECOS blue screen and pre-populated
with teachers attached to your campus. TEAL and ECOS instructions for Principals Principal surveys open on April 5, 2017.
Principals may also view on-demand principal training (outside source) for instructions on how to access and use the
online survey system. Principals may
earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by viewing the training
module. More information regarding CPE
credits is found in the training module.
The survey will take approximately
15 minutes per teacher to complete. Copies of the First Year Principal Survey (PDF, 896 KB) can be printed for review prior to completing the
actual online survey or for use by a designee.
you are a Human Resources (HR) administrator, you have access to the principal
surveys through ECOS for entities. To
access the HR principal survey management tool, you must access the ECOS Green
Screen. TEAL and ECOS instructions for School District HR administrators Access for HR administrators begins March 22, 2017.
As an HR administrator you may
add/remove principal/teachers as well as view who has completed which surveys.
Please watch an on-demand HR training (outside source) to see
a walk-through example. You
may view the training module at your convenience and print out
downloads for further use.
If you are a superintendent,
you may monitor your district's surveys through your TEA profile. On-demand
superintendent training (outside source) is now provided to help
facilitate the surveys. You may view the training modules at
your convenience and print out downloads for further use.