Pay for Performance

The latest news about pay for performance, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Contract Yields New Teacher-Evaluation System

At the core of the partnership between the district and teachers in New Haven, Conn., are strategies to support teachers and their advancement. (November 15, 2011)

Spotlight on Pay for Performance

Some reformers say teachers' pay should be based on their students' academic performance, but others question the effectiveness of performance–or merit–pay.

Blog: Teacher Beat

09/30 11:40 am | You'll Never Guess Which State Was Just Named the Best for Teachers | Here's a clue: the governor has said the teachers' unions need to be punched in the face.

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Many claims about the merits of school reform are "awash in misguided convictions," argues UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
The closely-watched system for evaluating teachers and providing bonus pay in the District of Columbia appears to be motivating weak and strong educators alike to higher performance.
October 23, 2013 – Education Week
Basing more than half a teacher's evaluation on student test scores seemed to compromise it, researchers also found.
January 16, 2013 | Updated: May 18, 2016 – Education Week
The pact approved in Newark, N.J., sets up a dual salary schedule and ensures teacher involvement in evaluations.
December 5, 2012 | Updated: May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Newer teachers are more likely than their veteran counterparts to support controversial education policies.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
Voters in various states will decide on teacher evaluations, funding, and charter school access, among other issues.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
Teacher pay should reflect a multidimensional evaluation system, write Gerald Tirozzi, Marian Hermie, and Wayne Schmidt.
April 12, 2012 – Education Week
The growing practice of incorporating student test scores into teacher evaluations can make or break budding union-district partnerships.
November 16, 2011 – Education Week

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