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

Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Steven Glazerman; Allison McKie; Nancy Carey; Dominic Harris

Research Area: Education

Keywords: Chicago Public Schools; Teacher Advancement Program; TAP

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois


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.