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ERIC Number: ED555667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Performance-Based Compensation: Linking Performance to Teacher Salaries. Ask the Team
Behrstock-Sherratt, Ellen; Potemski, Amy
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
To achieve the goal of attracting and retaining talented professionals in education, performance-based compensation systems (PBCS) must offer salaries that are both fair and sufficiently competitive at each point across an educator's career continuum. Although many states, especially with the support of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, have worked with districts on developing PBCS, salary scales largely remain a decision left to local school districts. To get a picture of the approaches taken by states and districts that have developed new PBCS, authors Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt and Amy Potemski reviewed resources from the Center for Educator Compensation Reform, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), the Education Commission of the States, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and Race to the Top proposals. They also consulted several teacher-compensation policy experts. In this edition of "Ask the Team," they provide an overview of current policy trends in PBCS, examples of district-led efforts in the United States, an example of a national effort in the United Kingdom, and suggestions for states considering a performance-based scale.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A