ERIC Number: ED252524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
State Actions: Career Ladders and Other Incentive Plans for School Teachers and Administrators.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
State educational reform plans during the last year have often included incentive programs for teachers and school administrators. A variety of terms are associated with the various plans--career ladders, differentiated staffing, pay for performance, and master teacher programs. Rewards may be based on outstanding performance in the classroom, extra duties, or extended contracts. They may take the form of bonuses, released time to attend meetings, sabbatical leaves,and grants for in-school projects. In many cases, the rewards involve movement up a career ladder with differentiated pay, status, and responsibilities. Some related issues and questions have been raised: (1) Do the programs involve statewide criteria or are they developed locally? (2) Who is included in the programs? (3) Are the programs tied to certification? (4) Are teachers required to perform extra duties for extra pay, to work extended contracts for extra pay, or receive extra pay for outstanding performance in the classroom or on the part of their students? and (5) What are the evaluation methods and evaluation criteria for the programs? Brief summaries are presented of actions initiated or in progress in 41 states, along with the names of some state contact persons. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.