State Awards $30 Million in Teacher Performance Grants to Local Schools

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Several local schools will be receiving grant money after the State of Indiana's first distribution of teacher performance grants, announced today. More than 1,300 schools in the state will be awarded part of a $30 million grant to reward thousands of high-performing teachers.
Schools with students earning ISTEP+ or end of course assessment passing scores of 72.5 percent or above or with a 5 percent or more growth in graduation rates from the previous year qualified for grant funds for teachers. The bonuses will be awarded to teachers who are rated effective or highly effective under Indiana’s teacher evaluation system for the 2013-14 academic year. 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

You can find the full list of schools that have qualified for grant money here: