CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education


Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do: New and Smarter Compensation Strategies to Improve School

This second edition describes various pay and compensation initiatives currently in use across the United States, including signing bonuses, upgrades in teacher pensions, higher salaries to those who are willing to work in more challenging schools, and other approaches. It explores the different types of compensation plans used in the private sector as well as systems based on the continued acquisition of skills, knowledge, and experience. The authors describe how these plans can be applied successfully in districts of any size. Topics include: the current status of teacher compensation, approaches to compensating teachers, the relationship between pay and motivation, knowledge- and skills-based pay, group-based performance awards, gain-sharing programs, and ways to design and implement alternative teacher compensation.

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Publication Date

September 2001