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ERIC Number: ED538346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-27
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program: Year Two Evaluation Report. Policy Evaluation Report. [Executive Summary]
Springer, Matthew G.; Lewis, Jessica L.; Podgursky, Michael J.; Ehlert, Mark W.; Taylor, Lori L.; Lopez, Omar S.; Peng, Art
National Center on Performance Incentives
The Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) program is part of a long history of performance pay programs and policies in Texas. The GEEG program was state-funded and provided grants to schools to implement three-year locally-designed performance pay plans. During the 2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08 school years, the GEEG program operated in 99 public schools in Texas. Performance pay for teachers entered Texas state policy deliberations during the 1980s, a decade marked as one of the most active periods of school reform in Texas. As early as the Texas Teacher Career Ladder program in 1984, policymakers attempted to reform the single-salary schedule and introduce performance pay for educators. Several lessons emerged from those first generation programs and played a significant role in the design and implementation of GEEG. Lessons learned include that (1) adequate, sustainable funding is imperative; (2) teacher involvement in program design fosters school personnel buy-in; (3) performance pay should reward educators for their contribution to student achievement outcomes as well as teacher and staff collaboration; and (4) programs will benefit from comprehensive, independent program evaluation. This report presents findings from the second year of a multi-year evaluation of the GEEG program. An overview of key evaluation findings is presented. [For the full report, "Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program: Year Two Evaluation Report. Policy Evaluation Report," see ED510431.]
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
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
Identifiers - Location: Texas