Grant Profile

Orange County Public School District

Cohort:
TIF 4

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) have implemented a performance-based compensation system (PBCS) in 11 of the district’s high-need schools. The PBCS rewards educators, at differentiated levels, who demonstrate effectiveness by improving student achievement and other measures. OCPS also embeds science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the main streams of science, technology, reading/literacy, arts, mathematics, and social studies. Using a tiered roll out, the district aligns curriculum materials and forges community partnerships to allow all students access to high-quality STEM curricula. Eleven schools within OCPS participate in the grant— 1 Title I high school and its 10 feeder Title I elementary and middle schools. The participating schools range from 20 to 60 percent English learners, and eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch ranges from 79 to 94 percent. In addition, all schools have significant percentages of students who score below grade level on state assessments in reading, mathematics, and science.

Grant
Information

445 W Amelia Street
Orlando
Florida
32801
(407) 317-3200 x3387
Project Director: 
Donna Brown
Grant Number: 
S374B120010
Award amount: 
$25,101,398
STEM Grantee: 
Yes
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
11
Number of principals: 
11
Number of teachers: 
752
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