Grant Profile

Tennessee Department of Education

Cohort:
TIF 4
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The Tennessee-TIF 4 (TN-TIF 4) program provides resources for 19 high-need schools in three rural school districts to engage in a deliberate and guided process for reforming their human capital management systems (HCMS) and fairly evaluating and rewarding educators. The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) provides support and technical assistance to the districts as they develop a comprehensive, multi-pronged communication strategy, a performance management system, additional leadership opportunities for their most effective teachers, and more opportunities for high-quality professional development. The foundation for all activities is best-practice personnel policies that are informed by research on alternative salary structures and incentive pay programs and align with Tennessee’s comprehensive, student outcomes-based, statewide educator evaluation system. Ultimately, the TN-TIF 4 program will enhance educators’ ability to advance student learning and professional skills, engage in ongoing professional learning and school development opportunities, advance professional leadership, and provide resources to sustain and scale-up promising practices that support effective teaching and leadership.

Grant
Information

710 James Robertson Pkway
Nashville
Tennessee
37243
(615) 253-6023
Project Director: 
Sylvia Flowers
Grant Number: 
S374A120069
Award amount: 
$15,623,128
STEM Grantee: 
No
Number of districts: 
3
Number of schools: 
19
Number of principals: 
43
Number of teachers: 
702
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