Merit Pay for Teachers Research Paper by cee-cee

Merit Pay for Teachers
An in-depth look at the system of merit pay for teachers based on student performance.
# 109108 | 4,020 words | 19 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2008 in Education (General)


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Description:

The paper explores the concept of merit pay for individual teachers, in the form of bonuses or permanent salary increases, and their effectiveness in improving student performance and teacher attrition rates. The paper looks at several states that have successfully implemented merit pay programs and considers studies that have found a generally positive relationship between merit pay and improvements in student achievement. The paper also discusses past failed attempts at instituting merit pay systems, and the importance of new pay-for-performance programs countering the previous failures.

Outline:
Abstract
Introduction
Merit Pay for Teachers Concept
Union Resistance Supporting Mediocrity
Merit Pay Stories of Success
Research Demonstrating the Potential of Merit Pay
Milken Family Foundation's Teacher Advancement Program
Recommendations for Merit Pay Systems
Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boles, K. & Troen, V. (Nov/Dec 2007). How to improve professional practice. Principal, 87(2). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from Education Research Complete database.
  • Cavanagh, S. (24 Oct 2007). Employees sharing in Alaska's bonuses. Education Week, 27(9). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from MasterFILE Premier database.
  • A good mark for teacher merit pay. (27 Aug 2007). Christian Science Monitor, 99(190). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from Academic Search Premier database.
  • Honawar, V. (24 Oct 2007a). N.Y.C. Unveils merit-pay plan for teachers in high-need schools. Education Week, 27(9). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from Academic Search Premier database.
  • ---. (24 Jan 2007b). Texas enlists Vanderbilt to study pay initiative. Education Week, 26(20). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from Academic Search Premier database.

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APA Format

Merit Pay for Teachers (2008, November 17) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/merit-pay-for-teachers-109108/

MLA Format

"Merit Pay for Teachers" 17 November 2008. Web. 19 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/merit-pay-for-teachers-109108/>

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