The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Idaho supports a performance pay initiative. The state's new pay-for-performance plan will reward teachers for their effectiveness in the classroom. Districts set measures of student achievement which may include state or district-level assessments, graduation rates and students completing AP or dual credit courses.
***Referendum on performance pay failed in Nov 2012 election.
Senate Bill No. 1110 (2011) http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2011/S1110.pdf Pay for Performance Fact Sheet www.sde.idaho.gov/site/studentscomefirst/docs/Pay for Performance Plan final.pdf
Idaho recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.