The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Oregon supports a performance pay initiative. Starting in July 2011, the state allows school districts to participate in the School District Collaboration Grant Program, which provides funding for implementing new approaches to compensation models and evaluation processes for teachers.
SB 252 (2011) http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/sb0200.dir/sb0252.en.pdf
Support a performance pay plan that recognizes teachers for their effectiveness.
Oregon should ensure that 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.
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