Teachers, Performance Pay, and Accountability: What Education Should Learn From Other Sectors
Economic Policy Institute, May 2009
Excerpt: “Some school policymakers are promoting a new idea for improving the schools: merit pay plans that would tie teachers’ pay to the scores their students earn on standardized math and reading tests. Advocates of this approach base their support on two assumptions: first, that merit pay is long-established and widespread in the private sector, and second, that students’ test scores are a reliable way to gauge how well teachers are doing their jobs. Both assumptions, according to a new research report issued today by the Economic Policy Institute, are faulty.”
Information on an Arizona-based teacher incentive and development program.