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1 STAR 3 : An Overview Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant Project for the WS/FCS

2 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Federal grant money provided through a competitive grant application process WS/FCS was awarded a grant of nearly 20 million dollars over a five year period. The grant integrates already existing programs in the district. The grant mandates an incentive pay process. (Details in ensuing slides.)

3 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant The Grant Writing Team Dr. Kim Morrison Dr. Marty Ward Dr. Judy Penny Dr. Wayne Foster (Project Director) Ms. Alex Hoskins Special Thanks: Dr. Donald Martin, Superintendent Ms. Lynne Jennings

4 The Grant Team’s Rationale for Writing the Grant What if we could ‘package’ an educational/instructional model based on: Data from what is working in various schools throughout WS/FCS Single School Culture/PLC Process Processes that are working for the Magnet Schools Learning Focused Information from around the U.S. Response to Instruction (RtI) Effective use of data for targeted support AND enrichment What if we could tie it all together in a logical, coherent model? This became the basis for the educational model in the TIF proposal.

5 TIF Project: STAR 3 School Transformation by Actively Recruiting, Retaining and Rewarding

6 STAR 3 : The major components of the project Implementation of the educational model and support for that implementation Funds to recruit highly effective teachers into hard to fill positions Funds to reward staff for student growth Support for teachers through a personalized professional development and personal growth program Improve teacher retention by creating a school environment that is rewarding at all levels.

7 STAR 3 : Grant Support for All Schools Teacher Evaluation Targeted and Highly Personalized PDP Wide-Ranging Professional Development Training on all components of the educational model Instructional Coaches Response to Instruction (mRtI) software

8 STAR 3 : Your Part Teacher Evaluation Process Targeted teacher/principal development based on the new NCTEP/NCPEP Standards Understanding EVAAS Training in Learning Focused, Single School Culture, and mRtI Continuous Improvement of Instruction

9 The Schools Elementary SchoolsMiddle Schools Ashley Kimberley Park Diggs-Latham Konnoak Easton Middle Fork Forest Park North Hills Griffith Old Town Hall-Woodward South Fork Hill Philo Mineral Springs Wiley

10 TIF: Design 16 schools: 8 matched pairs 12 elementary, 4 middle Incentive Pay Recruitment Money Classroom Level Grade Level School Level Leadership Activity Stipend 1% Across-the- Board Bonus Recruitment Money Leadership Activity Stipend Matched Pairs of Schools The Study Design A B

11 STAR 3 : Incentive Pay Plan (Elementary) Step AdministratorsInstructional Staff Teacher/ Student Support Staff e Admin & Operatio ns Support Staff f Principal Assistan t Principal Core Teacher a Core TA b Non- Core Teacher c Non- Core TA d Step 1 – Whole School Performance Campus composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) $500 Step2 – Grade-Level Performance Grade-level composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) $750 per Grade $500 per Grade $1,500$750 $250 per Grade $125 per Grade Step 3 – Teacher-Level Performance Teacher composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) plus teacher observations $2,000$1,000 Step 4 – Leadership Roles Effective teachers in roles of mentors, master teachers, or tutors $500 Total Potential Payout Per Employee $5,000$3,500$4,500$2,250$2,000$1,250$500 Note: See TIF pay definitions slide for further information.

12 STAR 3 : Incentive Pay Plan (Middle) Step AdministratorsInstructional Staff Teacher/ Student Support Staff d Admin & Operation Support Staff e Principal Assistant Principal Core Teacher a Non-Core Teachers b TA c Step 1 – Whole School Performance Campus composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) $500 Step2 – Grade-Level Performance Grade-level composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) $1,500 per Grade $1,000 per Grade $1,500 $500 per Grade $250 per Grade Step 3 – Teacher-Level Performance Teacher composite using EVAAS (Grades K-5) plus teacher observations $2,000 Step 4 – Leadership Roles Effective teachers in roles of mentors, master teachers, or tutors $500 Total Potential Payout Per Employee $5,000$3,500$4,500$2,000$1,250$500 Note: See TIF pay definitions slide for further information.

13 TIF: Pay Definitions a Core Teacher: includes Middle School Math, Science, and Language Arts teachers, and ESL or EC teachers in self-contained classrooms teaching core subjects or in co-teaching classrooms. b Non-Core Teacher: includes all non-core teachers and media coordinators. c TA: includes all teacher assistants. d Teacher/Student Support staff: includes curriculum coordinators, school- based instructional coaches, guidance counselors, social workers, nurses, speech therapists, home-school coordinators, psychologists, media assistants, and technology coordinators. e Administrative & Operations Support Staff: includes administrative assistants, secretaries, NCWISE managers, custodial staff, cafeteria managers, and cafeteria workers.

14 Implementation Teams for STAR 3 District STAR 3 Team: Includes representatives from Central Office and Schools School-Level STAR 3 Team – This team will make implementation decisions at the school.

15 STAR 3 Teams: Main Points Some aspects of the project are ‘set-in-stone’ (e.g., incentive pay amounts) but many are not (e.g., What defines a leadership activity in a school.) The grant proposal purposefully left many details open so that the teams can have a say in how the project operates. No two schools are the same. The school- based STAR 3 team will have a strong voice in how the program is implemented at the school.

16 TIF: What is the purpose? 1. U.S. Department of Education: Does incentive pay increase student outcomes? 2. WS/FCS: Does our educational model make a difference? Does incentive pay increase outcomes in addition to the model?

17 Steps in the STAR 3 Project: 1. Provide principals with an overview. (October 5, 2010) 2. Principals meet with school staff to give an overview of the project. 3. District Level STAR 3 administrators will meet with the staff at each school to provide details and answer questions. 4. District- and School-level STAR 3 teams created. Planning meetings to begin.

18 Steps in the STAR 3 Project 5. Coaches hired and materials purchased for the project. 6. Trainings for staff committed for the school year to begin by the end of the school year. 7. Full implementation of the STAR 3 project begins for schools during the school year.


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