Teacher Performance Grants Awarded to Several Local Schools

Indiana Department of EducationEducators 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

Graduation rates:

·         90-100% equals $176 per pupil

·         75-90% equals $88 per pupil

·         Above 5% growth equals $176 per pupil