The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Louisiana supports a performance pay initiative. The state allows local districts to adopt "an incentive compensation program providing for monetary awards based on performance." Neither the basis nor the amount of the award for effective performance is addressed.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:10.2.D(1)
Ensure performance pay is connected to student achievement.
Although Louisiana is commended for supporting performance pay, it should guarantee a connection to student achievement and prevent local districts from basing financial incentives on other elements that may not be indicative of performance in the classroom
Louisiana recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.