ERIC Number: ED248601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Merit Pay for School Administrators: A Procedural Guide.
To help school districts develop a merit pay salary system for administrators, this monograph uses a question and answer approach organized around five components necessary for implementation. These are: (1) a decision-making process that encourages input from the whole staff; (2) a salary schedule that reflects in financial terms the requirements and responsibilities of each administrative position; (3) an assessment process that accurately defines the characteristics and activities of an excellent administrator and accurately discriminates between a superior and a below-average administrator; (4) a conversion formula that financially rewards excellent administrative performance by converting assessment scores into salary increases; and (5) a review process designed to improve the assessment, salary, and merit system on a frequent basis. Questions based on these components are answered in several different ways to show different approaches to the same question. Relationships between questions are identified. Descriptions from actual merit pay plans drawn from 36 school districts are often used as examples. Job descriptions for a junior high school principal and for an assistant principal are included in the appendices. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, Board of Education Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Incentives, Merit Pay, Occupational Information, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, School Districts, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.