ERIC Number: ED166844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Merit Pay for Teachers. ERS Report.
Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
This report is one of three companion reports of the results of a study on merit pay and incentive plans for teachers, and for administrators and support personnel as well. The data in these studies are reported separately by four school system enrollment groups (large, medium, small, and very small) and, in many tables, by eight geographic regions. System-by-system listings identify school systems that reported having a merit pay or incentive plan in operation in 1977-78 and those systems that reported having a merit program in the past, but that had since discontinued it. Two important aspects of the reports are examples of merit pay or incentive plans that were in operation when the study was conducted and an analysis of the reasons for school systems discontinuing merit pay or incentive plans that they had in the past. The first section of the report reviews the literature and examines trends in merit pay programs for teachers and in the use of merit pay and incentives in business and government. The next section discusses the survey design and presents the results in tables and text. In the third section are examples of merit pay or incentive plans currently in use or discontinued after 1970 for 26 school systems. A selected bibliography of 146 items related to merit pay or incentive plans for teachers or other employee groups concludes the report. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Differentiated Staffs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Evaluation Methods, Incentives, Literature Reviews, Merit Pay, National Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Salaries
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.