ERIC Number: ED544077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: N/A
Merit Salary Programs in Six Selected School Districts. Bulletin, 1963, No. 22. OE-23026
Steffensen, James P.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This bulletin is an examination of the practices and procedures for the administration of a merit salary policy as part of the teacher compensation program. It analyzes the procedures for the implementation of a merit salary policy in six school districts which are prominent examples in this field: Canton, Connecticut; Ladue, Missouri; Rich Township High School, Park Forest, Illinois; Summit, New Jersey; Weber School District, Ogden, Utah; and West Hartford, Connecticut. In addition, it touches upon a few basic points on which some agreement and conflict are apparent. The advisability of a merit salary policy is a rather controversial question, and this report is presented only as a description of the six programs. It concentrates on the administrative features and refrains from value judgments relating to policies among the six as well as with respect to the pros and cons of merit rating. (Contains 7 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Personnel Policy, Program Implementation, Program Administration, Administrative Policy, Educational Policy, Program Descriptions, Merit Rating, School Districts, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Salary Wage Differentials, Employment Practices, Teacher Effectiveness, Suburban Schools, County School Districts, Evaluation Methods, Definitions, Records (Forms)
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Illinois; Missouri; New Jersey; Utah