ERIC Number: ED261054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Career Ladder Plans: Trends and Emerging Issues--1985.
Cornett, Lynn; Weeks, Karen
During the last two years many legislatures and state boards of education have been devising plans and establishing programs to reward outstanding performance of teachers through incentive programs. States are implementing large-scale statewide programs, funding pilot projects, or funding the local development of performance-based incentive programs. A survey in August 1984 showed several different approaches states used to develop these programs. While the states' responses varied, the questions to be resolved are similar: Will statewide or locally developed plans be adopted? Who will be included--teachers and/or administrators? How will teachers be evaluated? What about funding? Will teachers receive incentives in the first year of the program, or will the pay incentives and, therefore, major state funding be phased in after two or three years? This publication includes an updated version of the 50-state survey and provides an analysis of the emerging trends in developing and refining plans, implementing programs, and some early observations about intended and unintended outcomes of performance-based incentive programs. A state-by-state summary of 1985 state actions on career ladders is given. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.