Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Georgia supports a performance pay initiative. Teachers "shall receive an increase in annual state compensation of 5 percent, beginning the school year following any year in which the students taught by such teacher earn a significant increase in average scores on the criterion-referenced test."
Georgia Code 20-2-212.4 Pay for Performance Program http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-3-1-.01.pdf
Consider flexibility for districts in defining criteria for performance pay plan.
Georgia should give local districts the flexibility to define specific criteria by which performance is rewarded.
Georgia recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.