Creating and Implementing New Forms of Teacher Compensation

A new policy guide is needed to advise policymakers on the new forms of teacher pay that can work in the education arena and are acceptable within the education community. A professional book for staff is needed because policymakers will ask their staff to summarize the evidence supporting moves to performance pay for teachers and research on various new structures that have been tried. The guide will be organized around four major questions: (1) Why is teacher compensation change or reform a good idea? (2) What is wrong with the current pay structure, and what conditions help to engage in the pay restructuring process? (3) What types of new pay structures are possible, and how do they work? (4) What is an effective process for designing and implementing new pay systems? The professional book will cover the same issues but in more depth.


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Completed on August 31, 2008

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Lisa Armstrong