Evaluating the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP)

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Joyce Foundation

This impact evaluation included teacher surveys, principal interviews, and student test score, teacher personnel, and program participant data.

Teacher quality is a critical component in student achievement, but how do schools attract, support, and retain well-qualified teachers? To complement traditional approaches, policymakers have increasingly turned to programs that use compensation reform and career ladders. One such program is the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), a whole-school intervention led by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

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