TSC Opens TPAD Portal For Term One 2022 Calendar of Activities

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TSC Opens TPAD Portal For Term One 2022 Calendar of Activities

TSC Opens TPAD Portal For Term One 2022 Calender of Activities

TSC (The Teachers Service Commission) has officially released the term dates that will offer specific timelines on when all practicing teachers can perform TPAD activities.

All School Principals, Primary Head Teachers, and all teachers have been directed to fill in the TPAD tool because the commission has confirmed opening the portal (TPAD) for all the accounts for term one this new academic year -2022

The following is a step by step guide on filling TSC TPAD online:

All TSC-employed teachers are required to fill TPAD 2 appraisal form online. This is done at the new TPAD 2 portal.

The new Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD 2) system enables a teacher to perform the following;

  • Create your TPAD account,

  • Carry out lesson observation,

  • Reset your password and

  • Carry out Self Appraisal.

HOW TO FILL THE TPAD 2 FORM ONLINE

You can successfully fill out your TPAD online easily. Just follow the simple steps below;

  1. Log into your TPAD 2 account by visiting the TPAD2 portal at; http://tpad2.tsc.go.ke/auth/login

  2. Enter your TSC Number, ID Number, and Password

  3. Then you Click to log in when done. In case you have forgotten your password just click ‘Forgot password?’ and reset it. You can log in as; Teacher / Deputy, Head of Institution, Curriculum Support Officer, Sub-County Director, County Director / County ICT, or Regional Director.

  4. Once logged in, you will land on the Home Page. This page gives a snapshot view of all key activities that the teacher can do in the system.

The Key features include:

  • My Dashboard – This option displays the start page and main menu of the TPAD activities. i.e. Self Appraisal, TPD, and Appraisal reports

  • This page also contains the interface showing the teacher’s details, (name and Tsc number), the status of appraisal, Notifications, and a graphical representation of the termly and annual appraisal progress.

Starting/creating a new appraisal

In Self appraisal, you can perform the following activities:

  • CREATE your appraisal Instance,

  • SEARCH for appraisals (current and prior)based on TERM, YEAR, and STATUS,

  • VIEW previous/current appraisals and

  • UPDATE appraisal instances.

To start your appraisal follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the ‘Self Appraisals’ menu. By clicking on the self-appraisal menu, you will prompt the menu to collapse and reveal two sub-menus; Self Assessment and Lesson observation.

  2. Next, Click on the ‘Self-assessment’ sub-menu. This action will lead to the opening of a new page. At this point, the page does not have any data since this is a new appraisal. The most important tab on this page is the ‘create New Appraisal’ tab.

  3. Now, click on the ‘Create New Appraisal’ tab. Once you click on the ‘Create New Appraisal’ tab, the pictured window will pop up in the foreground of your self-assessment interface. In this pop-up window, you will be required to fill in your appraisal details i.e. Appraisal year, Appraisal Term, and Eligibility.

You need to note that;

  • On the eligibility dropbox there are two options; on duty and not on duty.

  • If you click ‘not on duty’ a new tab ‘give reasons’ will pop up. If you click on the tab it will drop a list of reasons and you can choose the one that applies to you.

  • At this point, once you click ‘save appraisal’ your appraisal will be deemed completed/terminated and you cannot progress any further.

  • However, if you are on duty and you indicated as such, then you can go ahead and click on the ‘save appraisal’ tab at the bottom of the pop-up window.

  • Upon clicking the ‘save appraisal’ button, a new pop-up window will show indicating ‘assessment details added successfully’ as shown.

  • Click OK to move on to the next step.

4. After successfully adding your assessment details, an appraisal instance will be created and a new interface will be revealed showing the year, term, appraisal status, percentage completion, marks, date created, and action button.

At this point, you click on the action button ‘proceed to appraisal’ to begin updating your appraisal data.

By now, an appraisal instance has been created and the appraisee can update the assessment areas by adding appraisal ratings, updating learners’ progress reports, viewing lesson attendance summary, and the appraisal status at any time.

However, it is important to note that submission for appraisal will only be possible if there are no INCOMPLETE appraisal instances created previously.

An appraisee/user can complete a part of the created appraisal, as he/she will be prompted to save every updated assessment area

Each appraisal will have a different status depending on the level of completion or its stage in the process workflow.

Updating the Teaching Standards

After successfully creating an appraisal instance, the appraisee is required to rate him/herself based on the level of achievement for each target per standard.

The appraisee first has to select the type of standards-based on institution type. There are three types of institutions in this appraisal system;

  • Primary/Secondary Institution,

  • SNE – Primary/Secondary and

  • TTC Institutions.

The teaching standards are categorized by institution type and therefore the appraisee needs to ensure that he/she chooses the standard category that corresponds with his/her institution.

To update the teaching standards follow the steps below;

  1. On the user interface display, there are three assessment areas listed i.e. Teaching standards, Learners’ Progress, and Lesson Attendance.

  2. Click on the action button ‘Update standard’ that corresponds with assessment area 1; Teaching standards. This opens a new interface.

  3. Click on the ‘choose standard’ from the new window. On Clicking ‘Choose the standard tab’ a drop-down box will collapse to reveal the standards by the institution.

  4. Next, click on the drop-down box and select the institution type applicable to you, then select ‘proceed to standards’. This action will lead to the opening of a new window.

  5. On this new, interface the appraisee has the option of downloading an excel form of the appraisal to be filled offline or proceeding with the online appraisal by clicking on the action tab ‘New Rating’. On clicking ‘New Rating’ The new interface shows a list of targets and against each target, there are columns for the max weight, appraisee weight, Likert scale, and an action tab to add weight.

  6. To update the rating for the target, click on the action button ‘Add Weight’. On clicking the ‘add weight’ button, from the above interface, a window pops up that allows the appraisee to enter the following fields:

    • actual weight attained in the specific target.

    • Gap category and sub-category for the target

    • Add comments on the target

    • Upload the evidence for the target; This window also contains detailed information on the following: Performance indicators and Verifiable evidence.

  7. Once you are done updating the target, click on the ‘Submit Rating’ tab at the bottom of the pop-up window. A new window will pop up indicating ‘Target setting done successfully’.

    Click the ‘ok’ button and this will take you back to the interface in step 6 to repeat the same process for all the targets remaining.

  8. Once done with one standard you can proceed to the next standard by clicking on the ‘Next Standard’ button. On clicking the ‘next standard’ button you will repeat steps 5 to 8 until all the 5 standards are done. You have the option to continue till the process is done or save their progress at any point and be able to continue at a later time.

Remember that ‘Teaching Standards’ is only one of the areas to be filled on the TPAD 2 online form.

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