Purpose of Program
The TSL is a discretionary grant program that exists to assist eligible educators in developing, implementing, improving, or expanding comprehensive Performance-Based Compensation Systems (PBCS) or Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS). TSL aims to drive improvement in a district’s HCMS for increased educator effectiveness and promotes comprehensive evaluation and support systems for all educators within an LEA, especially those employed in high-need schools. Additionally, the program seeks to study the fairness, quality, consistency, and reliability of PBCS or HCMS.
What is a High-Need School?
A high-need school is one with 50% or more of its enrollment from low-income families, based on eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch subsidies under the National School Lunch Act or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) data.
How is the TSL Program Evaluated?
- Percentage of teachers and leaders rated effective or higher
- Percentage of teachers and leaders across the LEA(s) that show student growth improvement in their evaluation
- Percentage of teachers and leaders within the TSL-schools that show student growth improvement, over the previous year, in their evaluation
- Percentage of teachers and leaders in TSL-schools for whom evaluations were used for recruitment, hiring, placement, retention, dismissal, professional development, tenure, promotion
- Percentage of teachers and leaders in the LEA(s) who earned performance-based compensation based on their individual evaluation
- Percentage of teachers and leaders in TSL-schools who earned performance-based compensation on their individual evaluation ratings
- Percentage of teachers receiving performance-based compensation
- Percentage of leaders receiving performance-based compensation
- Percentage of teachers receiving performance-based compensation for leadership responsibilities
Who is Eligible to Participate in the TSL Grant Program?
Local Education Agencies (LEAs), State Education Agencies (SEAs), and non-profits in partnership with SEAs.
Research Associate’s Impact:
Research Associates has helped to secure over $86 million in funded education grants for teacher and leader effectiveness initiatives including TSL program. Impacted schools include:
- 23,210 students in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
- 1,799 educators
- 46 schools across 4 districts
Contact the Grant Experts:
Could your schools qualify for funding? To find out more about program requirements and eligibility, contact our knowledgeable team at Research Associates.