ATPPS/TDE - Teacher Evaluation Program

Picture of Friendly Hills Student with TeacherALTERNATIVE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL PAY SYSTEM
The Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System, ATPPS, pairs teachers with peer coaches who help teachers develop annual goals and action plans that address professional growth and student achievement. Throughout the school year, the peer coaches observe and evaluate teachers, then meet with teachers to discuss progress on their goals and provide constructive feedback on their teaching methods and classroom interactions. 

Teachers in District 197 have reported that the ATPPS program has improved classroom instruction by helping them establish personalized goals and allowing them time to meet with coaches. Teachers shared they are more conscious about their instructional decisions, more focused on student learning and more aware of classroom practices.

The District's ATPPS program is overseen by the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 

Katie Carter, ATPPS Coordinator 
651-403-7036 |

Cari Jo Drewitz, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 
651-403-7003 |