TAP BrochureThe TAP brochure offers information about the TAP system's goals, elements and proven results in raising student achievement across a diverse set of urban, suburban and rural schools throughout the country. It also provides ways in which individuals, foundations and corporations can partner with TAP to help expand and sustain the system.
When Teachers Thrive, Students Achieve"When Teachers Thrive, Students Achieve" details how TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement works, offers key facts and stats on its impact, and highlights projects in Iowa, Minnesota and Tennessee.
TAP System Training Portal BrochureThe TAP System Training Portal brochure provides an overview of the portal's features— including the extensive TAP Strategies Database and Video Library—as well as information about how to sign up.
TAP Teacher Evaluations and Performance-Based Compensation Guideby NIET
The TAP Teacher Evaluations and Performance-Based Compensation Guide offers an overview of the process that connects teacher evaluation to performance pay in the TAP system. While the guide focuses specifically on the relationship between the evaluation and performance pay elements, TAP's other two elements of job-embedded professional support and leadership roles and responsibilities for teacher leaders play an important role in increasing teacher effectiveness and student academic growth in TAP schools.
TAP in Focus IVTAP in Focus IV covers the powerful impact of master teachers on schools and teachers' careers; a conversation with NIET President and CEO Dr. Gary Stark about NIET's growth and future outlook; new and expanded higher education partnerships with ASU and Texas Tech; new research results; a look inside Iowa's STEM efforts with TAP; TAP System Training Portal enhancements; and a Center for American Progress report on the sustained benefits of high-quality professional development.
TAP in Focus IIITAP in Focus III showcases NIET's new districts in Tennessee, Minnesota and Iowa supported by the Teacher Incentive Fund; the inclusion of Ascension Parish Schools in a report by The Education Trust on ways to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in high-need schools; an Education Week Teacher feature on the TAP system's career paths; the TAP System Training Portal in Practice; and lessons learned from the Teacher Incentive Fund, compiled from a report written by author and researcher Jonathan Eckert.
Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning
TAP in Focus IITAP in Focus II highlights select TAP accomplishments and developments, including the TAP system's implementation of "job-embedded" professional development to lead to student growth, TAP's professional development in action at Trist Middle School in Louisiana to improve teacher effectiveness and student learning, TAP's expansion into Indiana—a bold statewide initiative supported by a Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant, and the most up-to-date developments on NIET's innovative online tools—including the new tapObserver scripting app for the iPad.
TAP in Focus ITAP in Focus I highlights select TAP accomplishments, including TAP's expansion with Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, the key characteristics of successful TAP schools, TAP's leadership in teacher evaluation and the creation of the TAP System Training Portal.
TAP Makes Giant Leap: More than $300 Million in Teacher Incentive Funds Awarded to Projects Utilizing TAP
TAP Logo Guidelines ManualThis manual offers general guidelines for properly presenting the TAP system's logo, taglines and brand messaging in various forms of print applications, as well as in conversation. The logo files and PowerPoint templates are available upon request.
Jim Rex, Former South Carolina Superintentent of Education
"Through these efforts [implementing TAP], we'll reach the tipping point of moving from a pilot project to a full-blown statewide model of reform. A performance-based compensation system, using value-added measures that are reliable and transparent, will ultimately affect achievement for all students. . ."