Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
Utah supports performance pay. The state allows local districts to formulate career ladders regarding compensation. Advancement up the career ladder may be "contingent upon effective teaching performance, evidence of which may include formal evaluation and assessment of student progress." The state requires that student progress play a significant role in teacher evaluation, and formal preparation and successful teaching experience may also be considered for additional compensation. The amount of the award for effective performance is not addressed.
Utah Code 53A-9-102; 53A-9-103
Utah recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.
NCTQ notes that Utah indicated the career ladder program is no longer funded in response to Goal 4-C.