Distinguished Teacher Review (DTR)

  • Through the Distinguished Teacher Review Process, Dallas ISD recognizes teachers who demonstrate leadership, pursue learning opportunities, contribute to the profession of education, and promote academic excellence. Distinguished teachers earn an effectiveness level of Proficient II or higher. These teachers achieve high scores in the three components of TEI – teacher performance, student achievement, and student experience surveys (if applicable).

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  • 2023-2024 DTR DATES AND DEADLINES

    Round 1: For Teachers with 2022-2023 TEI Data (Scorecard)

    Mid September – 2022-2023 TEI Scorecards are released
    Thursday, September 28 – DTR Application Opens for Round 1
    Thursday, October 26 —DTR Application Closes for Round 1 at noon

    Round 2: For Teachers without 2022-2023 TEI Data or new teachers to Dallas ISD

    Thursday, November 2 —DTR Opt-In Task Opens for Round 2
    Friday, November 17 —DTR Opt-In Task Closes for Round 2
    Thursday, February 1 —DTR Application Opens for Round 2
    Thursday, February 29 —DTR Applications Closes for Round 2 at noon

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  • 2023-2024 DTR Workshops

    TEI hosts several workshops throughout the year to support the DTR Process.  Find the Workshop that's right for you and Register Here.

    Tuesdays with TEI

    Join us on Tuesdays during your lunch shift to have your DTR questions answered from the TEI Team.  Register in Cornerstone, and a Zoom link will be provided.  Dates: October 3, October 17, October 24

    The DTR Application Informational Workshop

    The DTR Application Informational Workshop provides an in-depth review of the 2023-2024 DTR Rubric and provides teachers with an opportunity to begin a draft of their DTR Application.

    The DTR Application Writing Workshop

    Participants will work through this DTR Application Toolkit and begin a draft of one experience for their DTR Application. This course is intended for returning applicants or teachers with an understanding of the DTR Process who are ready to begin the writing process.  

    DTR Application Writing Workshop with Ambassadors 

    DTR Application Writing Workshop with Ambassadors focuses on an in-depth understanding of the DTR domains using the 2023-2024 Rubric.  Participants will collaborate with peers, brainstorm experiences and begin a draft of the application.  These sessions have limited numbers of participants, so that DTR Ambassadors can tailor the training to the specific needs or participants. Note: Sessions may be in-person or online. Check each session for specific details.

    Using the DTR Rubric as a Growth Tool 

    Using the DTR Rubric as a Growth Tool walks teachers through the reflective process and using the DTR Rubric to identify areas of growth and to use the problem solving cycle to develop experiences for the DTR process that will also enhance individual goals.  Teachers will begin the process of building a professional portfolio and determine next steps for significant outcomes.

    Maximizing Your Student Growth 

    Maximizing Your Student Growth is a new training developed in conjunction with the Dallas ISD Data Team that answers two questions:  what does "significant" mean on the DTR Rubric and how can teachers use the DTR Rubric to plan for collecting evidence. The session will discuss valid and reliable measurements to use in determining whether outcomes are significant and how to use the problem-solving cycle to create an action plan for collecting and analyzing appropriate data that can accurately measure outcomes for significance.

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  • DTR Ambassador Workshops 

    Register Here

    DTR Application Writing Workshop with Ambassadors focuses on an in-depth understanding of the DTR domains using the 2023-2024 Rubric.  Participants will collaborate with peers, brainstorm experiences and begin a draft of the application.  These sessions have limited numbers of participants, so that DTR Ambassadors can tailor the training to the specific needs or participants. Note: Sessions may be in-person or online. Check  each session for specific details.