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ERIC Number: ED533704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 48
Uses of Multiple Measures for Performance-Based Compensation
Burnett, Alyson; Cushing, Ellen; Bivona, Lauren
Center for Educator Compensation Reform
Across the nation, states and local school districts are seeking to redesign their educator-evaluation systems. Newly funded initiatives from the U.S. Department of Education--such as Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants, and the Teacher Incentive Fund--call for innovative teacher and principal evaluation models. These new evaluation models can inform human capital decisions regarding recruitment, retention, professional development, evaluation, and compensation. Because no single measure can identify all strengths and weaknesses of teacher practice, performance-based compensation systems should include multiple measures of performance to accurately identify areas of needed support. When thoughtfully implemented, the use of multiple measures provides a more complete picture of teacher practice, increases the legitimacy of the performance-based compensation system, and promotes stakeholder buy-in. This paper presents a table that describes numerous measurements and analytical techniques. The table has four columns: the first lists the measurement; the second column briefly describes it; the third column identifies the strengths of the measure; and the fourth column discusses some of its limitations. (Contains 2 boxes and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Educator Compensation Reform (CECR)
IES Cited: ED544205