Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher: Joyce Foundation
Research Area: Education
Keywords: student achievement; education; teacher help
Coverage: United States
“Current State Policies that Reform Teacher Pay” examines pay-for-performance programs in eight states. It adds to the currently sparse evidence regarding the effectiveness of teacher pay-for-performance reforms. The study finds that reforms must be part of a systemic effort to build the capacity of the district to help teachers help students. It states that the intent of alternative systems must be clear, whether it is to improve student achievement, improve recruitment and/or retention, attract teachers to shortage teaching fields, or attract teachers to hard-to-staff schools.