The road to potentially earning the district’s highest effectiveness levels and the corresponding compensation as a Dallas ISD distinguished teacher starts with submitting a Distinguished Teacher Review (DTR) application. To earn a Distinguished effectiveness level, teachers must:
- Earn an effectiveness level of Proficient II or higher.
- Achieve high scores in teacher performance, student achievement and student perceptions.
- Meet additional performance criteria assessed through the Distinguished Teacher Review.
This school year, more than 2,000 teachers have been identified as DTR-eligible and invited to submit an application with examples of their leadership, lifelong learning and contributions to the profession. Aspiring DTR-eligible teachers who received the invitation to apply in Wave 1 are reminded that noon this Thursday, Nov. 5, is the deadline to submit their online application. Please note: These teachers must submit their application by the deadline to be considered for the Distinguished Teacher Review in the 2015-16 school year.
To view a video that details the DTR process, visit https://youtu.be/fUopTUewd64. For more information or additional resources about DTR and TEI, visit www.dallasisd.org/dtr. An FAQ with answers to the most common questions about the DTR process is available here.