The state should support performance pay but in a manner that recognizes its appropriate uses and limitations.
For the 2011-2012 school year, hard-to-staff schools in Virginia have been invited to participate in the state's Performance-Pay Incentives Initiative. Schools that receive grant funding for this program must implement a comprehensive teacher-evaluation system and at least 40 percent of teacher evaluations must be based on student-growth. The maximum stipend per teacher is $5,000.
Virginia Performance-Pay Incentives Initiative http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/career_resources/performance_pay/index.shtml
Virginia was helpful in providing NCTQ with facts that enhanced this analysis.