The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Starting in 2014, Florida will require that districts tie teacher compensation to teacher performance.
A teacher determined to be highly effective will receive a salary increase that must be greater than the highest annual salary adjustment available to that individual through any other salary schedule adopted by the school district. A teacher determined to be effective will receive a salary increase between 50 and 75 percent of the annual salary increase provided to a highly effective teacher.
SB 736 http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-001.pdf
Florida recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.