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Barnett, Joshua H. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
Since the 1999-2000 school year, TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement (TAP) has been implemented in hundreds of schools across the nation and demonstrated an ability to raise student achievement, improve the quality of instruction and increase the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, High Schools, Secondary Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanee M. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
Each year teacher turnover presents instructional, organizational, and financial burdens that impact students, teachers, schools, and communities. High levels of teacher turnover drain valuable resources and make it difficult to build a high performing, stable teaching faculty. This is particularly true in high need schools where teacher attrition…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
Iowa is working to provide teachers with more effective and relevant professional development that measurably increases their instructional skills and their students' learning growth. This is particularly important as new Iowa Core Standards with higher expectations for student learning are put in place. While the Iowa Core focuses on what…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, State Standards, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education
Barnett, J. H.; Rinthapol, N.; Hudgens, T. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
Researchers at NIET and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of "TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement" (TAP) in raising student achievement, improving the quality of instruction and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. This document describes some of the most…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Teacher Improvement
Barnett, Joshua H.; Wills, Kellie C.; Kirby, Peggy C. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement was launched in 1999 as a comprehensive educator effectiveness model to offer career advancement and leadership opportunities for educators, a fair and transparent evaluation process linked to job-embedded professional development and performance-based compensation, which culminate in improved…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Models, Teacher Leadership, Promotion (Occupational)
Eckert, Jonathan – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Created by the U.S. Congress in 2006, the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) represents the first federal initiative targeted directly at state and district efforts to introduce performance measures into educator compensation. TIF responds to a growing body of evidence that existing pay structures do not respond to labor force realities or adequately…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Grants, Incentives, Teacher Motivation
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2012
Two recent studies by Biancarosa et al. and by Saunders et al. have finally demonstrated that "job-embedded, sustained professional development" can significantly improve student achievement. But there's a catch. In both studies, effective professional development (PD) strategies were successful only under certain circumstances or only in some…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness
Jerald, Craig D.; Van Hook, Kristan – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2011
Teacher evaluation has emerged as a major focus for reform at the highest levels of education policymaking, and for good reason. Most evaluations are based on scant evidence of actual effectiveness, produce inflated ratings, and provide teachers with little useful feedback. This paper offers policymakers and practitioners important "lessons…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Daley, Glenn; Kim, Lydia – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
Status quo approaches to teacher evaluation have recently come under increasing criticism. They typically assign most teachers the highest available score, provide minimal feedback for improvement, and have little connection with student achievement growth and the quality of instruction that leads to higher student growth. A more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
Teachers are the most important school-related factor for student achievement gains, but evaluation of teacher performance is seldom conducted in any rigorous way. As policymakers call for a better approach to teacher evaluation, the 10-year history of TAP[TM]: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement provides an example of an integrated…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Achievement Gains