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ERIC Number: ED508374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Getting Smart about Teacher Pay. Insights on Education Policy, Practice, and Research. Number 19
Pan, Diane
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
Investing in education is viewed as important to ensuring the success of the nation's children. One of the largest dollar investments in education is teacher salaries. In fact, roughly 60 percent of all instructional dollars go to paying teachers. How well are they paid and are their salaries based on what policymakers value in a quality teacher? The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) examined teacher salaries in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas to determine whether teacher pay is related to teacher qualifications, school characteristics, and student achievement. This issue of "Insights" presents results from that research and provides guidance for policymakers on paying teachers to support new accountability goals. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, 211 East 7th Street Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701-3253. Tel: 800-476-6861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Louisiana; Texas