The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Kentucky supports a performance pay initiative. Teachers may earn additional compensation based on individual performance and skills, additional coursework, completion of a professional development program, school-based performance and/or multiple measures of student performance that may include portfolios of schoolwork. The state does not address the amount of award for effective performance.
702 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 3:310
Ensure performance pay is connected to student achievement.
Although Kentucky is commended for recognizing performance pay, it should guarantee a connection to student achievement and prevent local districts from basing financial incentives solely on elements not indicative of performance in the classroom.
Kentucky recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.