The U.S. Department of Education has issued a call for expert reviewers for the Fiscal Year 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) competition. TIF is a $299 million grant program which provides financial support for teachers, principals and other personnel in high-need schools to increase effectiveness and achievement by implementing sustainable performance-based compensation systems.
Reviewers selected for this process will be trained on-site on Friday, August 3rd in Washington D.C. and will independently read, score, and comment on the applications for the grant program over the weekend, with a discussion of preliminary scores with panel members over the weekend. The on-site review will ensure that all reviewers understand the applications and selection criteria and are able to discuss differences in scoring and finalization of scores in a group setting.
Reviewers will receive an honorarium of $1,500 for participating in this process and the U.S. Department of Education will cover travel expenses. To qualify as a reviewer, individuals much have internet access and strong computer skills, and possess experience in high-quality evaluation systems. This experience can include graduate courses in evaluation, conducting teacher/principal evaluations, participation in a school committee or experience as a coach or mentor teacher.
To apply, email a resume no longer than 5 pages to TIFresumes@seiservices.com along with the peer reviewer checklist by June 8, 2012. For more information on application requirements and to access the peer reviewer checklist necessary for a complete application, please click here.