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National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

To Implement TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement

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St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools is proud to announce its participation in Louisiana Bold during this year one planning phase to fully implement the TAP System district-wide in SY 2017-2018. We excitedly look forward to increased opportunities for our employees and our students through the use of this system.


Many reform efforts are underway in schools throughout the U.S. to improve the teaching workforce. Most of these efforts focus on a particular area of improvement such as increasing professional development opportunities for teachers, or providing incentives such as signing bonuses or loan forgiveness to new teachers entering the classroom. Many reforms are making an impact in a small way; however, they do not provide the comprehensive approach that is needed.



After an extensive review of the research on school improvement efforts as well as years of working with talented teachers, Lowell Milken recognized the need for a multi-faceted strategy to improve the teaching profession.



As a result, Lowell Milken created TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, a comprehensive educator effectiveness model that provides powerful opportunities for career advancement, professional growth, instructionally focused accountability and competitive compensation for educators. Through the implementation of four interrelated key elements, teachers are improving their instruction and the achievement of their students. The four elements are:



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