ERIC Number: EJ797220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-14
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Principals' Group Seeks Influence on Incentive Pay
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v27 n37 p1, 12 May 2008
School districts that want to start pay-for-performance programs for school leaders should look beyond high-stakes student tests as the primary measure for awarding bonuses, a position paper released last week by the National Association of Secondary School Principals says. Gerald N. Tirozzi, the executive director of the Reston, Virginia-based group, said the purpose of the statement is to place principals at the forefront of a school improvement trend that is getting a lot of attention. A number of local and national initiatives are focusing on performance-based pay for principals as a way to improve student performance, the organization said. In 2005, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, a part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, found that 17 percent of 193 responding school districts had some sort of performance-based pay component, while 16 percent were considering such a system.
Descriptors: School Districts, Principals, Educational Improvement, Incentives, Merit Pay, Academic Achievement
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin