Dallas ISD is committed to improving the quality of instruction by placing an effective teacher in front of every child, an effective principal at every campus, and effective staff in all roles across the District. Our efforts to transform Dallas ISD have focused on investing in our people and developing our human capital. In particular, we have fundamentally changed how we assess principal, assistant principal, counselor and teacher effectiveness. Evaluations are now tied to student achievement results and other key performance metrics. Compensation for principals, assistant principals, and teachers is tied to overall effectiveness.
In Dallas, we recognize the important role of principals, assistant principals, counselors and teachers in raising student achievement results and building and sustaining a positive and supportive school culture. As a result of the Excellence Initiatives (PEI, APEI, SCEI and TEI), Dallas ISD has for the first time an objective way to measure effectiveness. The combination of multiple measures presents a holistic view of employees within Dallas ISD.