Educators 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 schools include Knox Elementary and High Schools and all of the schools in the North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, West Central, Eastern Pulaski and Culver Community School Corporations as well as South Central and LaCrosse/Wanatah.
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
· 90-100% equals $176 per pupil
· 75-90% equals $88 per pupil
· Above 5% growth equals $176 per pupil