General TES questions
How do I sign my school or district up to participate in the Transcript Evaluation Service?
This website is a good place to start learning all you can about TES. Then fill out an inquiry form and a TES representative will get back to you with some follow-up questions and details about next steps. We'll need to know if you have a current and comprehensive approved "a-g" course list, a plan and staff for interventions (e.g., scheduling, counseling) and information about any special initiatives or research needs you have.
What does my school/district get with a TES subscription?
The following are included in the TES fee:
- Reports: TES generates district-level, school-level and student-level reports. You will be able to view one or all of these reports, depending on the permissions you have been granted by your TES administrator.
- Technical support for uploading data: We know that collecting and submitting TES data can be tricky. Don't worry — the TES support team is here to help. Simply fill out a service ticket online and we'll get back to your within 24 hours.
- Training and support materials: You will have full access to help articles that will help you through each part of the TES process, from how to set up your account and accept the terms of service to how to use reports effectively. In addition, the TES team will hold regional training sessions twice a year (fall and spring).
- Support for making TES actionable: Having data at your fingertips is great, but it can also feel overwhelming if you're not sure what to do next. How can you engage your students? How do you make the best decisions about changes to your master schedule? The TES fee includes support from partners who have the expertise to help you make the most of your TES reports by turning insights into action.
What can the TES reports tell us about our school/district and our students?
School and district-level reports show your students' progress, by grade level, toward meeting minimum "a-g" and GPA requirements for UC and CSU admission. These college-preparedness data can help administrators to plan curriculum and schedules. Individual student reports, provided for each student whose record is evaluated, provide a snapshot of earned "a-g" course credits and those still needed to meet UC and CSU requirements, as well as earned grades and a course planner.
Which students should be included in the TES upload/analysis?
Students in grades 9-12 and students who most recently graduated are included in the TES analysis. It is important to include all students at a school in the data upload so trends and patterns can be identified over time.
Do students and parents have access to the TES student reports?
Students and parents do not have direct online access, but they receive student reports from authorized TES users, such as their teachers and guidance counselors.