Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Minnesota supports a performance pay initiative. The state allows local districts to implement an alternative teacher professional pay system, Quality Compensation for Teachers (Q Comp), in which 60 percent of compensation is determined by teacher performance. Performance is based on school-wide student achievement gains, measure of student achievement and objective teacher evaluations.
Minnesota Statute 122A.414 Subd 2 Minnesota Quality Compensation for Teachers (Q Comp) http://www.education.state.mn.us/MDE/Teacher_Support/QComp/index.html
Minnesota recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.