Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in the Chicago Public Schools: Study Design Report

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Nov 14, 2007
Authors
Steven Glazerman, Allison McKie, Nancy Carey, and Dominic Harris
Recent evidence has confirmed that teacher quality is a critical component in student achievement. The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) is a whole-school approach to evaluating and compensating teachers and providing professional development opportunities to both improve teaching and help schools attract and retain good teachers. This report describes Mathematica’s five-year evaluation, which began in 2007, in high-need Chicago public schools.