TAP's Elements TAP Outcomes National Louisiana South Carolina Texas Legislation Understanding Value-Added Teacher Quality Resources The Working Group on Teacher Quality
The ultimate goal of TAPô is to raise student achievement. The method for getting to that goal is to create incentives and support structures that will maximize teacher effectiveness. To measure whether objectives are met, a variety of methods have been used to evaluate TAP's impact on student achievement, teacher effectiveness, teacher attitudes, recruitment and retention. Below is a summary of key outcomes over the course of TAP's implementation.
Highlights of TAP Results
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Blanche Lincoln, Former U.S. Senator (AR)
"Teaching is the foundation of our future society and our economy and we should never forget that . . . We need more people to choose teaching and we need to keep the best people we have in the classrooms with our children. TAP is certainly helping to provide teachers with more choices and career opportunities while still allowing them to remain in the classroom . . ."