Teacher Performance Grants Awarded to Several Local Schools

news-3Educators at several local schools will receive a share of the $30 million in Teacher Performance Grants awarded by the state to more than 1,300 schools. Funds were given to schools with students earning ISTEP+ or end of course assessment passing scores of 72.5 percent or above or with a growth in graduation rates of 5 percent ore more from the previous year. Teachers who are rated effective or highly effective under Indiana’s teacher evaluation system for the 2013-2014 academic year will be paid based on student performance.

Qualifying local corporations include Culver, Plymouth, Argos and Bremen. Individual schools will receive the following dollar amounts based on performance for the sole purpose of distributing among effective or highly effective teachers:

ISTEP+/ECA passing rates:

·         72.5 – 90% equals $23.50 per pupil

·         90-100% equals $47.00 per pupil

·         Above 5% growth equals $47.00 per pupil

Graduation rates:

·         90-100% equals $176 per pupil

·         75-90% equals $88 per pupil

·         Above 5% growth equals $176 per pupil