A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO TPAD2 APPRAISAL
Avoid the hustle of visiting the cyber to get your Tpad appraisal data uploaded by reading this simplified guide to Tpad2 appraisal. As a teacher, you will learn how to appraise yourself on Tpad2, at the comfort of your home using your smartphone. For starters, let me outline the basics of what you need to get going.
1. Smartphone ~ you need a phone that can access the internet efficiently
2. Browse ~ you need a good browser that will not screen you out or take forever to load and direct you to the required website, chrome browser is reliable.
3. Data Bundle ~ you need to load your phone with adequate data to be able to complete the entire process. Depending on your preferred service provider choose a data plan that is efficient and cost-friendly. Be it Safaricom, Airtel, or Telcom, you will get a variety of data plan options to choose from.
TPAD2 APPRAISAL LOG IN PROCEDURE
1. Access the TS.C. Tpad portal…https://www.tsc.go.ke
2. Move to Online Services…select Teacher Appraisal (TPAD)
3. Alternatively, go to your browser…type Tpad2 then select Tpad Home.
4. Go to log in…a drop-down menu will appear…select depending on your status…either teacher, deputy, or the headteacher.
5. Tpad log-in menu will appear where you are required to input your T.S.C number, ID Number, and the password you used to register for the new Tpad.
6. After logging in, you access your dashboard …select Self Appraisal
7. Select Self Assessment …it will take you to Create Appraisal…select create appraisal. Confirm you are on duty then save.
8. If you had already created an appraisal…select proceed to appraisal.
9.You will be required to update appraisal under 3 Assessment Areas :
a, Teaching standards
b, Learners Progress
c, Lesson attendance
TPAD2 APPRAISAL TEACHING STANDARDS
1. Begin with Teaching Standards … select update standards. Under choose standard, select either the primary & secondary option or SNE option. next, select proceed to standards.
2. Under standards, there are five categories to be filled…begin with the first one and gradually move downwards until you finish the fifth one.
3. Under each category, select new rating …you will find a five-column table where specific targets to be achieved are listed, maximum weight, appraisee, Likert scale, and the action column.
4.You select each target and rate yourself by clicking the add weight tab under the action column. The ‘weight’ here simply refers to marks to be awarded.
5. Maximum weight is the highest score you can rate yourself. Under each target you will find the marks range to award…lowest to highest.
6. Once you input your weight, you will be required to state whether there is a gap category for that target. You select gaps by tapping the down arrow then select a gap followed by a gap subcategory for that target.
7. If there is no gap, choose ‘Other’ as the gap for both category and subcategory then under comment write none then submit a rating.
8.Repeat the same procedure under each target and each category.
9.Once done under each category, scroll down, and select Next standard.
10. When through with the five categories, select back to appraisal then move to learners Progress
TPAD2 APPRAISAL LEARNERS PROGRESS
1. Under Learners Progress, select update progress.
2. If teaching in upper primary, select Regular Learners Progress then select set subject targets.
3. You begin by writing the subject, class, and target mean score for that term.
4. Later when end term exams are done, you go back and click the update tab where you input your end term mean score then save the record.
5. Update all term one scores for all subjects you have listed and remember to save records for each subject.
6. For those teaching in lower classes (grade 1 to 4) kindly select the option for C.B.C Learners Progress.
7. Once there, select set target, input the grade you want to set targets for, learning area, and strand. then save the record. If you have two more strands for that activity area, repeat the process.
8. Later when end-term exams are done, click the update tab which will take you to a table with five columns.
9. The first column contains the levels…Exceeding Expectations, Meeting Expectations, Approaching Expectations, and Below Expectations.
10. Next column shows the grade while the next shows the points for levels…4,3,2 and 1
11.The fourth column contains the number of learners. Here you are expected to input the number of learners who met each level’s expectations depending on the roll of pupils in your class.
Check the example below
Grade 1: 8 learners
Strand: Listening and Speaking
Exceeding Expectations: 2
Meeting Expectations: 5
Approaching Expectations :1
Below Expectations : 0
12. The fifth column is where you give a detailed description of each level, what the pupils at that level were able to do. Once through you save the record.
13. When through setting targets, select the back to appraisal tab.
TPAD2 APPRAISAL LESSON ATTENDANCE
The third assessment area is Lesson Attendance. This section must be filled by your deputy as the appraiser for your appraisal to read 100% complete.
If your deputy has uploaded your termly lesson attendance, your appraisal will read 100% and this will allow you to view and submit your appraisal.
I hope the above procedure will enable you to take on the Tpad appraisal process swiftly.
Check out my next article on how a deputy can appraiser teachers.
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