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Teacher Bonuses in Idaho to Be Tied to Portfolios

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Just like their students, experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work, under a plan adopted by the state board of education.

Teachers with at least eight years of experience will have to submit a portfolio documenting how they meet the standards required to receive a master-teacher premium. If approved, they will receive the $4,000 bonus for three years. After that, they will need to resubmit an updated portfolio, but it's possible for teachers to receive a master-teacher premium for the rest of their careers.

Criteria for a bonus include mastery in leadership, professional growth, and instructional methods. The board chose to use portfolios rather than tie the bonuses solely to evaluations or student achievement.

Vol. 35, Issue 32, Page 5

Published in Print: June 1, 2016, as Teacher Bonuses in Idaho to Be Tied to Portfolios
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