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ERIC Number: ED272485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Policy Guide to Teacher Reward Systems. No. TQ84-1.
Flannelly, Ellen; Palaich, Robert
The purpose of this guide, one of the nine-booklet Teacher Quality Series, is to help educational policymakers develop better policies by explaining how to use a compensation plan to improve education and how to make one work. It also encourages consideration of alternative policies to improve education. Each section introduces common positions on an issue in teacher rewards and offers both propositions advancing these positions and considerations of possible problems and alternative possibilities. The following topics are covered: (1) common arguments for, and against, performance-based rewards; (2) goals commonly proposed for performance pay, and limitations on using performance pay to achieve those goals; (3) actions and accomplishments that teachers could be rewarded for, and the usefulness of rewarding these actions; (4) different kinds of performance measurement techniques; (5) different ways of carrying out teacher evaluation; (6) ways to improve education; (7) what merit pay, career ladders and some other systems can be expected to accomplish; and (8) roles for state and local decision makers. A list of recommended readings is included. Information on the Teacher Quality Series concludes the booklet. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.