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Louisiana TAP 2011 Achievement Award for Year Two and Beyond TAP Schools

The Louisiana TAP 2011 Achievement Award for Year Two and Beyond TAP Schools was presented to North DeSoto Middle School for its unfailing fidelity to the TAP model, its high degree of participation and leadership in state and national TAP activities, its evidence of an "open door" policy to share TAP practices, and its high- level of responsiveness to ongoing TAP responsibilities and growth. North DeSoto Middle School has distinguished itself with both its Program Review Scores and its value-added scores.

School-Wide Value Added Score of 5 Award

The School-Wide Value Added Score of 5 Award was presented to Louisiana TAP schools that distinguished themselves by achieving school-wide value added scores of 5 in 2009-2010.

TAP School of Promise Award

North DeSoto Middle School was one of three schools across the nation to be awarded the prestigious TAP School of Promise Award on March 20, 2010. This honor recognizes North DeSoto Middle School's commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, leading to significant achievement results in the early stages of TAP implementation. After just one year of TAP, North DeSoto's performance rating increased to 102.3, showing "exemplary academic growth."

Milken Educator Award

Deania McMillian was awarded the Milken Educator Award on December 4, 2009. This prestigious honor is awarded to exemplary educators across the nation.Only about 50 award recipients are selected each year. About 2,400 have been named since the Milken Family Foundation started the program in 1987.