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TAP Brochure

The 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 the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching to advance educator effectiveness in their communities and beyond.


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.


NIET Educator Effectiveness Best Practices Brochure

The NIET Educator Effectiveness Best Practices Brochure offers an overview of NIET's services in educator evaluation, professional development, teacher leadership and performance-based compensation as well as ways to get involved.

TAP Implementation Manual

TAP Implementation Manual

The TAP Implementation Manual is an introductory planning tool for site-level
or district-level implementation of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student
Advancement. It contains the “nuts and bolts” of the items and issues to consider
in beginning the planning process of TAP.

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TAP Teacher Evaluations and Performance-Based Compensation Guide

TAP Teacher Evaluations and Performance-Based Compensation Guide
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.

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EE PASS Portal Flyer

Unlock educator support with EE PASS, NIET's Educator Effectiveness Preparation and Support System. Learn more about the portal's services, including video training, data management and evaluator certification.

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TAP System Portal Brochure

The TAP System 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.

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NIET District Communications Toolkit

The toolkit offers starting points for NIET partners in sharing the message of their good work and contribute to the conversation around the value advancing educator effectiveness. Teachers, principals, district officials and others on the ground can have a powerful impact on sustaining and scaling up these reforms.

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TAP Logo Guidelines Manual

The TAP Logo Guidelines Manual provides instructions on how to correctly use the various versions of the TAP logo in print, online media and for other branding purposes.