The TAP Evaluation and Compensation (TEC) Guide provides schools with a framework and instruments to implement TAP’s Instructionally Focused Accountability and Performance-Based Compensation systems. This guide serves as a partner resource to the TAP Implementation Handbook. It is intended to help schools measure master, mentor and career teacher performance, and then pay teachers according to their skills, knowledge, responsibilities and student achievement gains. It provides recommendations for calculating and distributing performance-based compensation (payouts and stipends) in the most equitable manner. In addition to the information contained within this guide, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) provides detailed trainings and workshops designed for schools or districts implementing TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.