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ERIC Number: ED423218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessing Implementation of a Performance Pay Plan for Teachers: Strategies, Findings and Implications.
Hall, Gene E.; Caffarella, Edward; Bartlett, Ellen
This paper reports how one school district has successfully implemented a major innovation, the Performance Pay Plan (PPP) for Teachers, and how they have collaborated with change process researchers to assess implementation. The paper emphasizes: the community-wide process of involvement and trust building used by the district to launch and monitor major change initiatives; the district's PPP for Teachers; the rationale for, design of, and findings from the first implementation assessment; and the rationale for and implications of using a change process perspective to assess implementation of reform initiatives. The PPP's six parts are: outstanding teacher recognition, skill blocks, site responsibility pay, group incentive pay, district responsibility pay, and general pay. Implementation assessment included a district wide survey of all teachers and of school-based and district office administrators and interviews with a representative sample of teachers and administrators. The surveys examined respondents' opinions and assessments of the PPP. The interviews provided more detail on information from the surveys. The implementation assessment indicated that the PPP's first year was extremely successful, with positive and growing acceptance of the program and varying degrees of understanding. First-year implementation of the Outstanding Teacher part went well. The assessment indicated that time was a factor in terms of participating in the PPP, facilitating implementation, and accomplishing all related tasks. (Contains 8 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado