As federal and state K-12 education policy has shifted focus from educational inputs to outcomes, there has been increasing interest in changing educator compensation systems to support efforts to improve student achievement. This paper addresses issues related to creating performance-pay systems to include basic principles for designing salary structures that incorporate performance pay, highlights two alternative systems, discusses transitioning to a new salary schedule, and provides a real-world example of the program in action. The paper also describes basic principles of performance-pay structures that districts and states that are implementing performance pay should consider.
Performance-based Compensation and/or Salary Schedule
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Report or White Paper
Milanowski, A., Heneman, H., & Graham, M. (2012). Institutionalizing performance-based compensation by revising the salary schedule: Introductory overview and design principles for revising the single-salary schedule. Retrieved from www.tifcommunity.org