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
Learn about the results of TAP state partnerships:
Lynn Gallagher, Master Teacher, Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary School, Lowell Milken TAP Founderís Award Recipient 2009, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
". . . What TAP recognizes and values is the multifaceted, dynamic nature of instructional practice . . . Unlike prepackaged and top-down instructional mandates that are handed down to teachers, TAP provides educators with the skills, knowledge, and resources to formulate practices that are effective and successful for the students being served."