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ERIC Number: ED544407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-10
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
More Districts Adopt Innovative Teacher Pay Plans. Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality. Policy Brief
Committee for Economic Development
In 2009 the Committee for Economic Development (CED) called on district and state education officials to revamp the way that teachers are paid. New compensation systems are needed to attract highly qualified individuals into teaching under labor market conditions that have changed substantially since the typical framework for teacher salaries was adopted. This policy brief summarizes the "Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality" 2009 report in which the CED argued that the so-called "single-salary schedule," under which teachers are paid primarily or exclusively based on their years of service and academic degrees and credits earned, has outlived its usefulness. The 2009 report described several pioneering initiatives, such as Denver's Pro Comp program and the Teacher Advancement Program. This policy brief describes other initiatives in Baltimore, MD, Hillsborough County, FL, and Pittsburgh, PA. One of the findings in CED's 2009 report, reinforced by the experiences of the district innovations highlighted here, was that an essential "enabling condition" for new compensation plans is the creation of dramatically improved methods of evaluating teachers.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Maryland; Pennsylvania