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Dallas to Link Teacher Pay to Educators’ Evaluations

By Stephen Sawchuk — June 03, 2014 1 min read
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Dallas school board members have approved a plan that will tie all teachers’ pay raises to their classroom-evaluation results.

Teachers will be judged on a combination of observations, test scores, and student surveys. After their initial placement, they have the opportunity to move up to higher performance bands, each of which includes a pay boost. To reach the highest levels, they’ll have to satisfy a district-level teaching review in addition to getting a satisfactory evaluation from their principal.

The plan, passed by the board last month, will be fleshed out in 2014-15, with teachers given their placements at the end of that year.

A version of this article appeared in the June 04, 2014 edition of Education Week as Dallas to Link Teacher Pay to Educators’ Evaluations

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