Teacher Manual and Training Materials

PDAS Teacher Manual Online:

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.

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 can also verify Commissioner's Rules addressing the new appraisal option at the following web site:


Training Materials:

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.