Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Oklahoma supports performance pay. Starting in 2012, school districts may implement incentive pay plans that reward teachers for increasing student and school growth in achievement. Teacher awards will be based on achieving either a superior or highly effective rating under the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Evaluation System (TLE) and grade level, subject area or school level performance.
Oklahoma Statutes 70-5-141; 70-5-141.4
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