In 2011, Tennessee implemented the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM). This evaluation model was adapted from the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) developed by Lowell Milken. The implementation of TEAM has ushered in a new approach to evaluating teacher performance. TEAM offers both quantitative and qualitative components as well as rubrics that consist of 23 specific indicators that are based off of research-based standards.
Teachers are observed two to six times a year by evaluators who are trained and certified by TAP. The new evaluation model allows teachers to engage in professional growth, career advancement, and promotes a collaborative environment that is focused on student-centered instruction. You can download a fillable PDF version of the lesson plan model here. If you would prefer, you can download the Microsoft Word version below.