Assigning Teachers

Matching teachers to the most appropriate placements ensures all students are taught by teachers certified in that area of instruction. In addition, districts must balance teacher experience in making assignments so all students have equal access to effective educators. The resources listed below provide recommendations and strategies for assigning teachers.

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Teacher Vacancy Task Force Final Report, February 2023 The Teacher Vacancy Task Force (TVTF) was established in March 2022 by Governor Abbott to examine teacher retention and recruitment challenges across Texas. Through examining research and evidence, considering the perspectives of educators across the state, and continuous stakeholder input, the TVTF developed recommendations focused on support for teachers in the key areas of teacher compensation, training and support, and working conditions.

Moving Toward Equity: Teacher Assignment and Transfer This website provides strategies and resources to improve equitable access for students through teacher assignments.

Staffing: Hiring and Assignment This website provides articles, data, and resources related to teacher hiring and assigning.

Teacher Assignment Chart This document provides TEA’s requirements for teacher assignment.

Equitable Assignment of Teachers: Model Policy This article summarizes ExcelinEd’s model policy for ensuring equitable teacher assignment.

Strengthening the Teacher Workforce through Selection Processes This brief provides recommendations to improve the teacher selection process.