1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Monday, August 31, 2015

Professional Development

Professional Development Office

Teacher Expectations & Student Achievement (TESA)


The TESA Program

  • Research-based staff development that focuses on maintaining high expectations for all students
  • Behavioral change program that helps educators interact more equitably with all students
  • Focuses on 15 interactions that improve three main areas of teaching behaviors: questioning, feedback and student self-esteem
  • Provides opportunity for teachers to practice interactions and observe fellow participants

TESA Program Results

  • Improves interactions between educators and students by raising awareness of how teachers' expectations affect students' performance
  • Increases student achievement and improves classroom climate
  • Builds collegial team partnerships by providing peer support for participants

Why Choose TESA?

  • Having all APS staff TESA trained Supports APS Annual Priorities and Strategic Goals
  • Learn, practice, and observe effective ways to interact with students
  • Reflect and discuss best practices with colleagues in a supportive atmosphere
  • Earn up to 90 recertification points

Training Sites for 2015-2016



The Professional Development Office x 2113


Last Modified on June 5, 2015