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:
Thomas Toch, Exec. Director, Independent Education, Co-Founder & Former Co-Director, Education Sector; Robert Rothman, Former Principal Associate, Annenberg Institute of School Reform
Rush to Judgment: Teacher Evaluation in Public Education
"TAP combines comprehensive evaluations that teachers trust with performance pay . . . It's comprehensive classroom evaluations legitimize performance pay in teachers' minds, and its performance-pay component gives teachers and administrators alike a compelling reason to take evaluations seriously . . . "