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ERIC Number: ED257190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Incentive Pay Programs: The South Carolina Story.
Thomas, M. Donald; Welch, Charles
South Carolina's comprehensive Education Improvement Act of 1984 includes provisions for the development and implementation of statewide incentive pay programs for teachers, principals, and schools. The provision affecting teachers mandates the development and field testing of up to three programs between 1984 and 1986 and the implementation of the final, selected program during the 1986-87 school year. Teachers will participate in developing the incentive program, which will be evaluated by a team of principals and teachers. The incentive pay program for principals will be produced through a similar development process, but on a timetable calling for final implementation during the 1987-88 school year. The incentive program for schools will make incentive grants available through the state department of education to reward schools and districts for exceptional performance in improving student achievement, attendance, and attitudes; teacher attendance; parent participation; and other factors promoting or maintaining high levels of achievement. The funds are to be used for further improvement efforts. The incentive pay programs are expected to increase accountability in the areas of certification, evaluation, instruction, promotion, and expenditure. The support of South Carolina's governor, Richard Riley, is cited as a major factor in obtaining funding from the legislature. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina