Texas school sees success with Teacher Advancement Program

04/22/2010 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

A system for evaluating and training teachers is being credited for a significant rise in student test scores and decreased staff turnover at one Texas elementary school. Components of the Teacher Advancement Program -- used in about 250 schools across the country -- include performance pay, an increased number of regular and unannounced observations and evaluations, and weekly sessions with master teachers.

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