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.
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.