The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Starting in 2014, Nevada will implement a performance pay program with "its primary focus the improvement in the academic achievement of pupils." The program may also include the following components: career leadership advancement, professional development and multiple assessments.
Ensure that the performance pay plan recognizes teachers for their effectiveness.
As Nevada moves forward with performance-based compensation, the state must ensure its performance pay structures thoughtfully measure classroom performance and connect student achievement to teacher effectiveness. The plan must be developed with careful consideration of available data and subsequent issues of fairness.
Nevada recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.