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ERIC Number: ED510523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 48
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Market-Based Pay Reform for Public School Teachers. Working Paper 2008-07
Podgursky, Michael
National Center on Performance Incentives, Paper prepared for "Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education" (Nashville, TN, Feb 28, 2008)
Modern personnel economics emphasizes the importance of strategic, integrated compensation policy in an organization. In this paper I review key features of the compensation system for public school teachers. The rigidities and inefficiencies that arise from single salary schedules and other features of the compensation regime, and their interaction, argue for broad definition of performance-based pay reform. National data on elements of compensation reform in K-12 are reviewed. (Contains 16 figures, 4 tables, and 6 notes.) [This paper was produced in co operation with Rand Corporation, and University of Missouri-Columbia. For the research brief summarizing this working paper, see ED510481.]
National Center on Performance Incentives. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, PMB #43, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-5538; Fax: 615-322-6018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives