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Mobile Transformed Schools Program
Alabama : Mobile Transformed Schools Program -District Level
Program Statistics
Name and Level Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

Mobile Transformed Schools Plan is a program for Mobile County Public School System.

Status Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

Mobile Transformed School Plan was established in 5 schools in August 2004. The reform model undertaken at these five schools serves as a pilot project for the rest of the district.

Program Description Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

The Mobile Transformed Schools Plan is an innovative program intended to completely transform the instructional programs and the entire certified and support staff in five of the school system’s lowest-performing schools. It is designed to attract quality teachers who are committed to using new and dramatically different approaches in turning around underachieving schools, thus improving student learning and test scores. In 2003, principals and all teachers in each of these five schools were reconstituted. Some principals and teachers stayed, but only after re-applying for their positions. Participants in the program must make a commitment that they will remain at the school for a minimum of five years. Mobile County is the first school system in Alabama to offer an incentive program to attract these kinds of quality teachers to help students most in need.

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Hard-to-Staff, High Needs, At-Risk Component
Program Target Components
  • High poverty / high needs schools
  • Description of Component Mobile Transformed School Plan

    Transformed School schools were selected because they were most in need of help. Students in those schools scored the lowest in Mobile County on the Stanford Achievement Test last year. At least 97 percent of the students at each of the five schools are black and 90 percent are poor, according to information from the State Department of Education.

    Incentive Structure
    Compensation Structure Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    Teachers may receive:

    • a signing bonus in September
    • a performance incentive at the end of each year

    Performance evaluations are based on:

    • 40% individual teacher performance;
    • 10% grade or team performance;
    • 50% achieving or exceeding Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals.
    Incentives Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    Under the plan, teachers will be paid a $4,000 signing bonus in September and could receive a $4,000 performance incentive at the end of each year, based on a performance evaluation and student success. A principal could get a total of $12,000, an assistant principal $9,000, and other professionals $8,000.

    Incentive Recipients Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    Teachers, principals, assistant principals and other professionals who have been selected to work at the Transformed Schools.

    Methods of Evaluation
    Method of Evaluation Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    The Mobile Transformed Schools Plan uses teacher evaluations by principals and AYP data to evaluate potential incentive recipients.

    Stakeholder Involvement
    Teachers and Teacher's Unions Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    No information found.

    Other Stakeholders Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners worked alongside the Mobile Area Education Foundation to create the Transformed Schools Plan.

    Program Funding
    Cost Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    MCPSS leaders estimate that they will spend $1.8 million on bonuses intended as performance incentives for principals, assistant principals, and teachers.

    Funding Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    The costs of the performance incentives will be provided through the reallocation of existing federal funding, tobacco settlement monies, and the general fund balance.

    Results and Outcomes
    Results and Outcomes Mobile Transformed Schools Plan

    No information found.




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