The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Michigan supports performance pay. As of September 1, 2011, school districts are required to "implement and maintain a method of compensation for its teachers...that includes job performance and job accomplishments as a significant factor in determining compensation and additional compensation." The teacher evaluation for job performance must at least in part be based on student growth data measured by assessments as well as other objective criteria.
Michigan Revised School Code Act 451 of 1976 Section 380.1249; 380.1250
Michigan recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.