ERIC Number: ED259453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Merit Pay for Teachers. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management: ERIC Digest, Number Ten.
Ellis, Thomas I.
The success of a merit pay program depends primarily on careful, cooperative planning involving all constituencies who will be affected, so that the resulting plan is affordable, acceptable to teachers, and adapted to the needs of the district. Criteria for awards should reflect the goals of the program, and should be applied fairly and consistently by trained evaluators. Failure of merit pay programs normally results from ambiguous or inconsistent standards, remote or authoritarian planning, or arbitrary award determinations (all of which engender teacher opposition), or from unforeseen administrative complexities and budget limitations. (TE)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Cooperative Planning, Differentiated Staffs, Elementary Secondary Education, Master Teachers, Merit Pay, Personnel Policy, Program Development, Recognition (Achievement), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Salaries
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Center for Advanced Technology in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.