Making an Impact

TAP - Making an Impact 1
Redefining

EDUCATION

With new ideas, energy and commitment,
we’re changing every classroom in every school for the better.

TAP - Making an Impact 2

Raising Student Achievement

The ultimate goal of TAP is to raise student achievement. The method for getting there is to create incentives and support structures that will maximize teacher effectiveness; and it’s working.

Tap - Educator Quality

Educator Quality

Research shows that having high-quality teachers in the classroom is the single most important school factor driving increased student achievement.

Tap - Student Impact

Student Impact

An effective teacher can increase the aggregate earnings of a class of 20 students by $400,000 each year.

Tap - Collaboration

Collaboration

The work environment in a TAP school breaks down the isolation that too often characterizes the teaching profession.

Redefining Impact in Tennessee

87%

of TENN teachers said compared to last year, I feel I am a more effective teacher this year under TAP.

92%

of TENN teachers agreed to using their evaluation results and feedback to improve their teaching and grow professionally.

94%

of TENN teachers feel strongly supported from the teachers at their grade level.

91%

of TENN teachers believe they are becoming a better teacher because of the support and collaboration at their TAP school.

93%

of TENN teachers explain their school has set clear goals for student learning under TAP.

Tennessee Teachers Support TAP

67% - Multiple Career Paths

Multiple Career Paths

79% - Professional Growth

Professional Growth

65% - Performance Pay

Performance Pay

85% - Accountability

Accountability

97% - Collegiality

Collegiality

Tennessee Administrators Support TAP

100%

agree my leadership team participates in joint decision making with administrators.

100%

agree teachers in my schools collaborate to analyze student work.

100%

agree teachers in my schools are working harder.

100%

agree TAP evaluation system improves my teachers’ instructional practices.

National Impact

New and Continuing TAP Schools Outperform Similar Schools
TAP Schools Retain More Teachers