NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken (left) presents a TAP Award of Distinction to CELL Executive Director David Dresslar (far right) and Indiana TAP Director Jennifer Oliver on Friday in Los Angeles.
Indiana TAP system now touches 1,500 teachers, 25,000 students
The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis is among just three recipients nationwide of this year’s TAP Award of Distinction, which honors organizations for their dedication and commitment to advancing the effectiveness of educators.
CELL Executive Director David Dresslar and TAP Director Jennifer Oliver accepted the award Friday before more than 1,200 educators and policy leaders at the 14th National TAP Conference in Los Angeles.
TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is America’s leading comprehensive educator effectiveness model that aligns career advancement, professional development, educator evaluation and performance-based compensation. For more than a decade, TAP has worked to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in high-need urban, rural and suburban schools and districts across the country. It is managed and supported by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET).
TAP in Indiana is administered by CELL as a partnership among NIET, CELL and the Indiana Department of Education. Launched in the 2011-2012 school year, it now impacts 1,500 teachers and 25,000 students.