Search Results: Retention and Tenure

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Backing the Wrong Horse: The Story of One State's Ambitious But Disheartening Foray Into Performance Pay
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Backing-the-Wrong-Horse:-The-Story-of-One-States-Ambitious-But-Disheartening-Foray-Into-Performance-Pay
Backing the Wrong Horse: The Story of One State's Ambitious But Disheartening Foray Into Performance Pay is part of the tenth annual publication in the State Teacher Policy Yearbook report...

When more is less
https://www.nctq.org/blog/When-more-is-less
Time and again research has failed to find evidence that earning a master's degree make a teacher more effective.

Increasing the value of student teaching
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Increasing-the-value-of-student-teaching
Student teaching is intended to serve as the opportunity for aspiring teachers to apply what they have learned from their preparation programs in real classroom settings.

How are districts and states using pay to staff high-need schools and subjects?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-are-districts-and-states-using-pay-to-staff-high--need-schools-and-subjects
Paying teachers more to work in high-need schools and subjects—known as "differential pay"—is one of the most powerful tools school districts have on hand to secure the teachers they need.

Teacher strikes: on the wisdom of restraint
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-strikes:-on-the-wisdom-of-restraint-
Teachers who had been getting a particularly bad deal stood up to advocate for change in their states, but while the first strikes set off others, it hasn't really gone...

Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Strategic-Teacher-Compensation-Databurst
NCTQ's Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst is a study of states' strategic teacher compensation policies which includes a snapshot of all 50 states' and the District of Columbia's teacher compensation policies...

States, Strikes, and Teacher Salaries
https://www.nctq.org/publications/States,-Strikes,-and-Teacher-Salaries
Teachers' demands in strikes across the country have varied, but there's no question that low salaries are one of the chief complaints. To provide some additional insight into what's motivating...

Does Opportunity Culture bring students more opportunities to learn?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Does-Opportunity-Culture-bring-students-more-opportunities-to-learn
About 20 school districts have adopted new staffing models known collectively as Opportunity Culture, each designed to maximize the impact of great teachers. Makes sense, but does it work? Thanks...

Performance Pay: How Teacher Evaluations Impact Compensation
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Performance-Pay:-How-Teacher-Evaluations-Impact-Compensation
In light of new research regarding performance pay, this month's Trendline takes a look at how a teacher's evaluation rating affects salary in some of the largest districts in each...

Want to keep great teachers in high-needs schools? Train them there
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-to-keep-great-teachers-in-high--needs-schools-Train-them-there
Even today, high-needs schools struggle to attract and, more critically, retain effective and experienced teachers. We think teacher prep programs are missing a huge opportunity to tackle this issue, through...

A new look at performance pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-new-look-at-performance-pay
A new study suggests that offering performance bonuses to a smaller segment of high performing teachers than is typical in schools using performance pay may be a smart move.

Location, location, location
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Location,-location,-location
Localcontext matters. It's true when it comes to teachershortages, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that it would be true whenit comes to teacher retention, too.

2017 State Teacher Leadership Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Leadership-Opportunities-79
See how states fared on our policy goals for promoting teacher leadership in 2017.

2017 State Differentiated Pay Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/High--Need-Schools-and-Subjects-78
See how states fared on our policy goals for differentiated pay in 2017.

District Differentiated Pay Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=488
Explore district-level data on differentiated pay from NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.

Dallas pay for performance initiative producing positive results
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Dallas-pay-for-performance-initiative-producing-positive-results
NCTQ has long supported teacher pay for performance in school districts. Better pay can encourage the best teachers to stay in the classroom and prompt talented people to enter the...

Can teachers afford a place to call home?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Can-teachers-afford-a-place-to-call-home
Permit me to draw my inspiration from scripture, referencing the basic human needs of clothes on our backs, food to eat, and a shelter over our heads. How better to...

Low Pay Is Shutting Teachers Out Of Some Housing Markets
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Low-Pay-Is-Shutting-Teachers-Out-Of-Some-Housing-Markets
In 80 percent of the largest school districts, a teacher with an MA and five years' experience cannot comfortably afford housing payments.

October 2017: Does low pay shut teachers out of the housing market?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/October-2017:-Does-low-pay-shut-teachers-out-of-the-housing-market
Teacher salaries are always in the news, but in the last few months we've noticed that housing affordability for teachers is in the spotlight, with many school districts exploring ways...

New NCTQ Analysis of Landmark Performance Pay Law Finds Almost No Buy-In from School Districts
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-NCTQ-Analysis-of-Landmark-Performance-Pay-Law-Finds-Almost-No-Buy--In-from-School-Districts
As a growing number of states across the nation look for ways to recognize and reward excellent teachers, a new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals...

Florida Districts Fall Short In Implementing Performance Pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Florida-Districts-Fall-Short-In-Implementing-Performance-Pay
In 2011, Florida's legislature passed an ambitious performance pay policy that requires districts to pay their most effective teachers the district's highest annual salary awards. Recognizing the importance of this...

May 2017: Differentiated Pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/May-2017:-Differentiated-Pay
This month, District Trendline asks the question "Just how common is differentiated pay for teachers?" To answer, we look at two common types of differentiated pay: more compensation either for...

NCTQ and TNTP Call on the Minnesota Court of Appeals to Reverse Lower Court & Allow Trial on Rights of Schoolchildren to Quality Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-and-TNTP-Call-on-the-Minnesota-Court-of-Appeals-to-Reverse-Lower-Court--Allow-Trial-on-Rights-of-Schoolchildren-to-Quality-Teachers
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and TNTP submitted an amicus brief today in support of four Minnesota parents challenging the state's laws on teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs....

A Missed Opportunity for Performance Pay Research
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-Missed-Opportunity-for-Performance-Pay-Research
How can we evaluate the effectiveness of pay-for-performance compensation systems if those systems are implemented only half-heartedly? That continues to be the prevailing question, as we review yet another expensive...

A workaround for counterproductive pension systems
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-workaround-for-counterproductive-pension-systems
No school district wants to lose their most effective teachers. But pension systems, which are under the purview of state legislatures, are one roadblock to retention. These pension systems often...

Feel the Churn
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Feel-the-Churn
If there's one thing that research has shown us time and again, it's that being a brand new teacher is hard—and being one of their first students is not all...

Teacher turnover hurts - but not in the way you think
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-turnover-hurts----but-not-in-the-way-you-think
For a long time, we'veheard about the damage done by teacher turnover. Often, the thinking is thatschools struggle to replace the teachers who leave with replacements whoperform at least as...

May 2016: Teacher Tenure
https://www.nctq.org/blog/May-2016:-Teacher-Tenure
This month's Trendline takes a look at the length ofprobationary periods across districts in the TeacherContract Database and how much flexibility districts have in the decisionto award tenure.

Pay Attention Everybody. DC's on a roll. 
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Pay Attention-Everybody.-DCs-on-a-roll. 
For eight years, the DC public schoolsystem has sought to transform itself into a high performing school district,in spite of a poverty rate just shy of 80 percent. Some...

#1—Most Earth-Shattering Finding Still Likely to Get Ignored
https://www.nctq.org/blog/1Most-Earth--Shattering-Finding-Still-Likely-to-Get-Ignored
Public School Teacher Attrition and Mobility in the FirstFive Years: Results From the First Through Fifth Waves of the 2007–08 BeginningTeacher Longitudinal Study from NCESTo round out our research recap,everything...

2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2015-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook
The 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook is our ninth annual Yearbook report. Comprised of a National Summary and State-specific reports for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, this...

November 2015: The role of student achievement and teacher performance in evaluations, compensation and dismissal
https://www.nctq.org/blog/November-2015:-The-role-of-student-achievement-and-teacher-performance-in-evaluations,-compensation-and-dismissal
This month, the Trendline takes a look at the role of student growth in evaluation ratings and how districts connect evaluation ratings with compensation and dismissal policies.

Doing something right in Dallas…
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Doing-something-right-in-Dallas
Results are in for the first full year of implementation of a new teacher evaluation system in Dallas, a system that the district claims to be "the most rigorous teacher...

State of the States 2015: Evaluating Teaching, Leading and Learning
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2015:-Evaluating-Teaching,-Leading-and-Learning
This report presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date policy trends on how states are evaluating teachers. It also breaks new ground by providing a look at the policy landscape on...

September 2015: Lifetime Earnings
https://www.nctq.org/blog/September-2015:-Lifetime-Earnings
This month's Trendline updates NCTQ's analysis in Smart Money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them and estimates how much a teacher can make over...

Staying in my classroom while expanding my reach beyond it
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Staying-in-my-classroom-while-expanding-my-reach-beyond-it
Today's TQB features commentary from Melody Arabo, Michigan's 2015Teacher of the Year.

The numbers don’t lie-but they may bend the truth a little
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-numbers-dont-lie--but-they-may-bend-the-truth-a-little
Here'sa question which (as far as we know) no one has asked before: are new teachers who graduate from more elitecolleges more likely to quit?SeanKelly and Laura Northrop of the...

Who stays? Following teacher retention from the beginning
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Who-stays-Following-teacher-retention-from-the-beginning-
Back in 2007, the National Center for Education Statistics began collecting data for a study that would, for the first time, give us better data on new teacher mobility. This...

How one district streamlined and bolstered new teacher hiring
https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-one-district-streamlined-and-bolstered-new-teacher-hiring-
Every district HR department looks to findways to limit the number of time-consuming interviews of new teacherapplicants. A few weeks ago, Politicoran a story about "Big Data" toolsdesigned to give...

Contract round up: Sacramento, Baltimore County, Billings and Laramie
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Contract-round-up:-Sacramento,-Baltimore-County,-Billings-and-Laramie
This month’s installment covers the new contracts in Sacramento City Unified School District, Baltimore County Public Schools, Billings Public Schools and Laramie School District One (WY).

Hash it out: Contradictory findings on teacher prep and persistence
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Hash-it-out:-Contradictory-findings-on-teacher-prep-and-persistence
Districtsoften ask NCTQ to identify the preparation programs that produce teachers whowill stay in the classroom through thick and thin. So we eagerly dove into tworecent articles, one by RichardIngersoll...

Smart money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Smart-money:-What-teachers-make,-how-long-it-takes-and-what-it-buys-them
What teachers are paid matters. Many factors play a role in making the decision to become a teacher, but for many people compensation heavily influences the decision not only to...

Benefits of ambivalence: A new tenure policy holds promise for student gains
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Benefits-of-ambivalence:-A-new-tenure-policy-holds-promise-for-student-gains
Policy fixes are necessary to lay the groundwork for change, but it'sin the implementation of those policies where the rubber meets the road. Since 2009, a lot of states have...

Which teachers stick around?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Which-teachers-stick-around
While the recent landmark Vergara v. California court case focused on teachers who are or should be dismissed, the greatest portion of teachers are still those who don't stick around...

July 2014: Teacher Tenure
https://www.nctq.org/blog/July-2014:-Teacher-Tenure
This month's Trendline takes a close look at how districts in the NCTQ Teacher Contract Database are currently implementing key aspects of teacher tenure.

March 2014: Teacher Salaries and Housing Affordability
https://www.nctq.org/blog/March-2014:-Teacher-Salaries-and-Housing-Affordability
We're excited to bring back the Trendline series with one of our most popular topics: teacher salaries.

Teacher Trendline: The Role of Teacher Performance in Evaluations, Pay and Layoffs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-Trendline:-The-Role-of-Teacher-Performance-in-Evaluations,-Pay-and-Layoffs
In our monthly newsletter for school districts, we look at how districts are tying eval ratings, pay and layoffs to teacher performance.

Tr3 Trends: Teacher Salaries, Urban vs. Suburban
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Salaries,-Urban-vs.-Suburban
In this month's Tr3 Trends newsletter, we compare teacher pay in suburbs and cities.

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Dayton Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-Dayton-Public-Schools
This report examines teacher quality policies and practices in the Dayton Public Schools and provides Dayton with a tailored analysis of the teacher policy areas most in need of critical...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in the School District of Philadelphia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-the-School-District-of-Philadelphia
This report examines teacher quality policies and practices in the School District of Philadelphia and provides Philadelphia with a tailored analysis of the teacher policy areas most in need of...

Tr3 Trends: Teacher Salaries in 2012-13
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Salaries-in-2012--13
In 2012-13, the average salary in Tr3 districts for a first-year teacher with a bachelor's degree is about $39,000. For teachers with master's degrees the salary scale tops out, on...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Oakland
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-Oakland
This study looks at the policies and practices shaping teacher quality in the Oakland Unified School District. It is part of a series of analyses by the National Council on...

Tr3 Trends: Counting what counts
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Counting-what-counts
This month we look at changes in how teacher performance is evaluated and factored into pay and layoff decisions. Much of the shift on these issues has been driven...

State of the States 2012: Cultivating an Effective Teacher Workforce - Area 4: Retaining Effective Teachers; NCTQ State Teacher Policy Yearbook Brief
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2012:-Cultivating-an-Effective-Teacher-Workforce----Area-4:-Retaining-Effective-Teachers;-NCTQ-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook-Brief
Interim editions of the Yearbook provide shorter briefs for each state that include a state-specific action plan, updating states' progress on Yearbook goals and giving advice on how to prioritize...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in LAUSD
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-LAUSD
Designed as a tool to highlight what is and is not working in our local schools, the report compares LAUSD's policies with both surrounding districts and similar districts around the...

Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Removing the Roadblocks: How Federal Policy Can Cultivate Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Recommendations-for-the-Reauthorization-of-the-Elementary-and-Secondary-Education-Act.-Removing-the-Roadblocks:-How-Federal-Policy-Can-Cultivate-Effective-Teachers
Joining the chorus of advocates calling for moving from highly qualified to highly effective teachers, NCTQ offers recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) so...

Restructuring Teacher Pay To Reward Excellence
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Restructuring-Teacher-Pay-To-Reward-Excellence
This paper illustrates ways districts can rethink their teacher payrolls and salary schedules to find innovative ways to reward teacher excellence, absent additional funds.

Human Capital in Boston Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Human-Capital-in-Boston-Public-Schools:-Rethinking-How-to-Attract,-Develop-and-Retain-Effective-Teachers
A report on Boston Public School policies that have an impact on teacher quality, concluding that while the district has many smart, strategic policies already in place, improving teacher rules...

Bumping HR: Giving Principals More Say Over Staffing
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Bumping-HR:-Giving-Principals-More-Say-Over-Staffing
In too many school districts, principals have little say over which teachers work in their buildings. NCTQ's new policy brief explores the staffing policies in 101 school districts and points...

Teacher Layoffs: Rethinking "Last-Hired, First-Fired" Policies
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Layoffs:-Rethinking-Last--Hired,-First--Fired-Policies
In this paper, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) taps into its TR3 (Teacher Rules, Roles and Rights; www.nctq.org/tr3) database to examine district policies, some mandated by state law,...

2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2009-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

Human Capital in Seattle Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Human-Capital-in-Seattle-Public-Schools:-Rethinking-How-to-Attract,-Develop-and-Retain-Effective-Teachers
Staffing each classroom with an effective teacher is the most important function of a school district. Doing so requires strategic personnel policies and smart practices. This analysis reviews the Seattle...

Human Capital in Hartford Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Human-Capital-in-Hartford-Public-Schools:-Rethinking-How-to-Attract,-Develop,-and-Retain-Effective-Teachers
This report, which examines the alignment of Hartford's teacher policies with its goals for improving teacher quality, represents the first in a number of similar analyses which NCTQ is undertaking...

2008 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do To Retain Effective New Teachers - National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2008-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-What-States-Can-Do-To-Retain-Effective-New-Teachers----National-Summary
The 2008 edition of the State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides an in-depth analysis of a critical piece of the teacher quality puzzle: the retention of effective new teachers.

2007 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2007-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: Background report for the United States
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Attracting,-Developing-and-Retaining-Effective-Teachers:-Background-report-for-the-United-States
The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the...