The PDAS teacher manual is now available online. To facilitate navigating the document, the pages are numbered consecutively. You may wish to visit the Table of Contents, page 1, to view the manual's resources. The various forms on the Region 13 website, such as the Observation Summary Form, are non-interactive. You may access interactive forms at the following Region III website
As the Associate Commissioner's letter of June 7, 2005 to the PDAS Trainer Addressed states,
"Each education service center (ESC) PDAS contact person will have two master copies of the materials on DVD and CD formats. These materials may be used for replication and distribution to the trainers within their ESC regional service areas."
The Appraisal Period Timeline is provided for your use as you plan the school calendar year.
You may find a number of reputable vendors offering PDAS materials in a CD format, in notebook form or a combination of the two. While it is perfectly permissible to purchase such materials, you should ensure their content is current. At a minimum, you should verify the accuracy of the following forms:
Materials you purchase should match these forms. The above forms can be accessed here.
You can also verify Commissioner's Rules addressing the new appraisal option at the following web site:
These materials are also available from your education service center.
NOTE: PDAS requires that new teachers and teachers new to a district receive an orientation. Accessing these materials online is not intended as a substitute for an actual teacher orientation.