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ERIC Number: ED070196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-10
Pages: 6
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1971-72 Report of Merit Pay Committee.
Friesen, Edwin; And Others
This report describes the procedures followed and the recommendations made by a committee formed to study the possibility of initiating some type of merit pay plan in the Wichita, Kansas public school system. Although the committee made efforts to select school systems of 50,000-77,000 enrollments that had installed merit pay plans, they failed to find any such districts. The committee came to the conclusion that merit pay systems as they are currently conceived fail to improve teacher effectiveness. The study group decided that, until adequate techniques and relevant criteria for evaluating professional personnel are developed, there is little likelihood that any progress can be made toward increased accountability through the implementation of a merit pay plan. A related document is EA 004 748. (JF)
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Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.