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Paying for Teachers’ Performance—
Strategies and Conditions for Success



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Research | Policy | Practice

Research

Azordegan, J., Byrnett, P., Campbell, K., Greenman, J., & Coulter, T. (2005). Diversifying teacher compensation (ECS Issue Paper). Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/65/83/6583.pdf
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Barnett, J. H., Ritter, G. W., Winters, M. A., & Greene, J. P. (2007, January). Evaluation of year one of the achievement challenge pilot project in the Little Rock Public School District. Fayetteville, AR:Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/Research/merit_pay.html

Figlio, D. N., & Lawrence, K. (2006). Individual teacher incentives and student performance (NBER Working Paper No. W12627). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://pcsi.go.kr/files/w12627.pdf
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Glazerman, S., Silva, T., Addy, N., Avellar, S., Max, J., & McKie, A., et al. (2006). Options for studying teacher pay reform using natural experiments. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/pdfs/
teacherpayreform.pdf

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Hassel, B.C. (2002). Better Pay for Better Teaching: Making Teacher Compensation Pay Off in the Age of Accountability. Washington, DC: Progressive Policy Institute May 2002. http://www.ppionline.org/documents/Hassel_May02.pdf
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Plucker, J. A., Zapf, J. S., & McNabb, S. A. (2005, Spring). Rewarding teachers for students’ performance: Improving teaching through alternative teacher compensation programs. Education Policy Brief, 3(5). Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://ceep.indiana.edu/projects/PDF/PB_V3N5_Spring_2005
_Teacher_Compensation.pdf

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Wyman, W., & Allen, M. (2001). Pay-for-performance: Key questions and lessons from five current models (ECS Issue Paper). Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/28/30/2830.htm

Web Resources

Consortium for Policy Research in Education website on teacher compensation research:
http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/tcomp/research/

National Center on Performance Incentives website:
http://www.performanceincentives.org/

ECS Redesigned Teacher Compensation Database website:
http://www.ecs.org/html/T_Comp.htm

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality—Performance-Based Pay Key Issue:
http://www.tqsource.org/strategies/atrisk/Performance.pdf
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Policy

Goldhaber, D. (2006). Teacher pay reforms: The political implications of recent research. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/12/pdf/
teacher_pay_report.pdf

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Green, J. P., & Winters, M.A. (2007). How much are public school teachers paid? New York: Center for Civic Innovation. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.manhattan-institute.org/pdf/cr_50.pdf
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Leigh, A., & Mead, S. (2005). Lifting teacher performance (Policy Report). Washington, DC: Progressive Policy Institute. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.ppionline.org/documents/teachqual_0419.pdf

Plucker, J. A., Zapf, J. S., & McNabb, S. A. (2005, Spring). Rewarding teachers for students’ performance: Improving teaching through alternative teacher compensation programs. Education Policy Brief, 3(5). Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://ceep.indiana.edu/projects/PDF/PB_V3N5_Spring_2005
_Teacher_Compensation.pdf

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Solomon, L. C., White, J. T., Cohen, D., & Woo, D. (2007). The effectiveness of the teacher advancement program: Teacher excellence, student achievement, opportunities for all. Santa Monica, CA: National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.talentedteachers.org/pubs/
effective_tap07_full.pdf

Wyman, W., & Allen, M. (2001). Pay-for-performance: Key questions and lessons from five current models (ECS Issue Paper). Denver, CO: Education Commission of the States. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/28/30/2830.htm

Web Resources

ECS Teacher Quality → Compensation website:
http://www.ecs.org/html/issue.asp?issueid=129&subIssueID=78

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality—Performance-Based Pay Key Issue:
http://www.tqsource.org/strategies/atrisk/Performance.pdf
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Practice

Barnett, J. H., Ritter, G. W., Winters, M. A., & Greene, J. P. (2007, January). Evaluation of year one of the achievement challenge pilot project in the Little Rock Public School District. Fayetteville, AR:Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/Research/merit_pay.html

Center for Teaching Quality. (2007). Performance-pay for teachers: Designing a system that students deserve. Hillsborough, NC: Author. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.teacherleaders.org/teachersolutions/index.php

Delisio, E. R. (2003). Pay for performance: It can work—Here’s how. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/
issues374c.shtml

Delisio, E. R. (2003). Pay for performance: What went wrong in Cincinnati? Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/
issues374b.shtml

Hartman, D., & McGraw, P. (2004, November). Douglas County Schools, Colorado: Performance pay plan for teachers.Presentation given at the 2004 Consortium on Policy Research in Education National Conference on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation, Madison, WI. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/conference/nov04/
Douglascounty.pdf

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Jupp, B. (2005). The uniform salary schedule. Education Next, 1(Winter). Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.hoover.org/publications/ednext/3251881.html

Kowal, J., Hassel, E. A., & Hassel, B. C. (2007). Teacher compensation in charter and private schools: Snapshots and lessons for district public schools. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/02/pdf/
teacher_compensation.pdf

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National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. (2004, November). Building a professional rewarding career path for teachers. Materials from the NCTAF Regional Meeting in Seattle, WA. Retrieved April 20, 2007, from http://www.nctaf.org/resources/events/rewarding-career-paths/
index.htm

Web Resources

Denver ProComp website:
http://denverprocomp.org/

Educator Compensation Institute website:
http://www.edcomp.org/

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