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Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
The TAP System stands out because of its more than two-decade-long track record of growth and success in improving educator effectiveness and raising student achievement in high-need schools. This summary includes a recap of some of the most important results that have emerged from the research to date and highlights newer studies documenting…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
Policymakers and education system leaders who invest in formal instructional teacher leadership need to carefully consider how to do so in ways that will best sustain teacher leadership and maximize its benefits for instruction and learning. This report outlines how giving teacher leaders responsibility, accountability, and authority to drive…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Role, Leadership Role, Teacher Responsibility
Milken, Lowell – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
The effective teacher in the classroom is both the starting point and the engine of excellent and meaningful education. That is because excellent teachers are not only the single most important in-school factor in student learning, the best of them are the key factor in improving the instructional practices and strengthening the skills of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
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 provides summaries of some…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] continually evaluates the impact of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement on raising student achievement, improving instruction and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. In addition to national results in student achievement…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
With two decades of implementation in urban, suburban, rural, remote, tribal, public, private, and charter schools, the TAP System is impacting educators and students across the country. This document summarizes results from prior selected studies of TAP's impact and spotlights several new studies showcasing improved student achievement in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is a national nonprofit that works with K-12 districts and teacher preparation programs to better prepare new teachers for the expectations they will face in classrooms. NIET also supports school leaders to build strong instructional skills across the faculty and to support educators in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Competencies, Mentors
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
For over a decade, researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and around the country have studied TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. This document summarizes recent internal and external research, including three new studies demonstrating TAP's effectiveness at raising student achievement, improving the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere have studied the effectiveness of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement 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…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
Barnett, Joshua H.; Wills, Kellie C.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Alexander, Jessica L. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
Researchers at NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] and elsewhere continue to investigate the impact of TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. This document summarizes three new studies and several new findings showcasing TAP's effectiveness at significantly raising student achievement, improving the quality of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
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)
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