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From the ECS State Policy Database
Teaching Quality--Compensation and Diversified Pay--Pay-for-Performance


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State Status/Date Level Summary
COSigned into law 06/2014P-12Advanced Placement Incentives Pilot Program
H.B. 1118
Creates the Advanced Placement Incentives Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to provide supplemental funding to rural school districts or rural schools that offer advanced placement (AP) courses, especially among low income student pop...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12School Personnel Evaluation Systems
S.B. 1642 - School Personnel Evaluation Systems
Section 13: Partially from bill summary: Provides information to be included in annual reports on the approval and implementation status of school district personnel evaluation systems; Revising provisions relating to the measurement of student learning growth...

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Teacher Salaries
H.B. 504
Revises the minimum salary schedule. Provides that a teacher can receive only one salary supplement regardless of the number of certifications held. Creates a performance incentive program for outstanding teachers and staff in highly productive schools beginni...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12Educator and Administrator Evaluation Systems and Compensation
S.B. 101
Shifts date by which districts must fully implement educator and school/district administrator evaluation systems from 2014-15 to 2015-16. Requires that employee and school/district administrator compensation systems aligned with annual evaluation system be im...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Pay for Excellence
S.B. 402
States the intent of the General Assembly to utilize a plan of performance pay for teachers once an evaluation instrument and process that accurately assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of teachers is wholly implemented in North Carolina.
Section 9.5 of ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Educator Excellence Innovation Program
H.B. 1751
Renames the Educator Excellence Awards Program the "Educator Excellence Innovation Program." Specifies purposes of the program are to systematically transform educator quality and effectiveness and district administrative practices, and to use these enhanced q...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Teacher Performance Pay
H.B. 2083/S.B. 1185
Establishes the Strategic Compensation Grant Initiative and Fund. Provides that local school divisions may submit proposals to Board of Education to receive grants that may be used as incentives to improve teacher and school performance. School divisions must ...

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GASigned into law 04/2012P-12Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
H.B. 706 - Repealing Various Teacher and Leader Provisions
Repeals: (1) Section 20-2-212.3, relating to increasing teachers' salaries in areas of shortage; (2) Section 20-2-212.4, relating to an additional five percent increase in teacher salary based on student performance; (3) Section 20-2-213, relating to career la...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Teacher and Administrator Compensation
H.B. 974
Addresses salary schedules for teachers and all school employees. Salary schedules for teachers, administrators and other certified staff will be based on the following criteria, with no one criterion accounting for more than 50% of salaries: effectiveness; de...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Employee Performance Compensation
S.B. 64 - Employee Performance Compensation
Directs the state board to adopt rules requiring each district's employee compensation system to be aligned with its annual evaluation system. Requires that by the 2015-16 school year, any advancement on a salary schedule must be based primarily on an evaluati...

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IDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Teacher Compensation- Pay for Performance
S.B. 1329
Amends the provisions of Students Come First that were contained in S 1110 (2011)
to clarify that:
1.) State-paid employee benefit apportionment (PERSI and FICA) is apportioned from the funds
allocated for Pay for Performance.
2.) Academic growth calculations ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Repeal of Provision re: New Teacher Bonus and Performance-Based Compensation Plans
H.B. 156 - Repeal of Provision re: New Teacher Bonus and Performance-Based Compensation Plans
Removes from the list of nonlapsing funds and accounts certain funds appropriated from the Uniform School Fund to the state board of education for new teacher bonus and performance-based compensation plans, as provided in Section 53A-17a-148 (Section 53A-17a-1...

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SDRejected by voters 03/2012P-12Teacher Incentive Program
H.B. 1234
Creates the math and science teacher incentive program for the purpose of providing rewards ($2500) to attract certified teachers who teach in math and science subject areas in middle school and high school or who are certified with a math or science specialis...

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OHRepealed by referendum 11/2011P-12Teacher, Principal, Superintendent and Other Employee Compensation
S.B. 5 - Compensation sections
--Public employee pay: Does away with salary schedules and replaces with salary "ranges." Requires performance-based pay for teachers and nonteaching school employees. Requires a school board to measure performance by considering the level of license the teach...

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INSigned into law 08/2011P-12Salary Increases
S.B. 1 - Salary Increases
A new section (20-28-9-1) requires increases or increments in a local salary scale based on the following factors: 1) Combination of the following factors can account for no more than 33% of the calculation used to determine a teacher's increase or increment (...

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MISigned into law 07/2011P-12Certain Subjects Excluded From Collective Bargaining Agreement
H.B. 4628
From Legislative Staff Summary - Amends the public employment relations Act to prohibit decisions about the following subjects from being included in collective bargaining between a public school employer and a representative of its employees: (1) Teacher plac...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Pay for Performance for RTTT Districts/Schools
H.B. 153 - Pay for Performance for RTTT Districts/Schools
Requires any local board or community school or STEM school receiving federal Race to the Top grant monies to pay teachers based on performance. Requires any such local board to adopt a salary schedule for teachers based on performance; requires a board to mea...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Teacher Salary Supplement Program
H.B. 110
Permits a teacher to participate in the teacher salary supplement program if a secondary-level math or grade 7-8 science teacher's bachelor's degree major, master's degree, or doctoral degree has course requirements that are substantially equivalent to the cou...

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FLSigned into law 03/2011P-12Performance Salary Schedule
S.B. 736 - Performance Salary Schedule
Repeals existing language related to local salary schedules. Directs local boards to establish a grandfathered salary schedule for all employees hired before July 1, 2014. By July 2014, requires local boards to adopt a performance salary schedule that provides...

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IDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Pay for Performance: Part 3 or 3
S.B. 1110
Part 3 of Students Come First legislation. Adds to existing law relating to education to provide provisions relating to pay for performance. The plan rewards teachers and administrators on a school wide basis for student achievement as determined at the local ...

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OKSigned into law 10/2010P-12Incentive Pay for Teachers
S.B. 2033
Increases maximum allowable incentive pay amount; authorizes implementation of certain incentive pay plans; provides requirements and procedures for the incentive pay plans. Districts may adopt a salary schedule that provides additional compensation for achie...

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FLIssued 06/2010P-12Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching
E.O. 10-126
Establishes Florida's Task Force on Excellent Teaching. Directs the task force to:
(1) Review performance appraisal systems and teacher certification systems
(2) Identify initiatives and strategies that honor Florida's quality teachers for dedicating their ca...

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NESigned into law 04/2010P-12Revenue Source for Teacher Performance Pay
L.B. 1014
From the Fiscal Note: Provides for the rental income from solar and wind leases on school lands to be used for teacher performance pay beginning in 2016-17. The Board of Educational Lands and Funds (BELF) is to provide a separate accounting of state apportionm...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Funding Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Educator Excellence Awards Program
H.B. 709
Adds national board-certified teachers as a group of educators eligible to be awarded stipends for improved student achievement through the educator excellence awards program. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00709F.pdf...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Performance-based Pay Systems
S.B. 458
Requires the Department of Education to review models for performance-based pay and bonuses for teachers, principals and superintendents and to adopt rules authorizing school administrative units to use a performance-based pay model for the remuneration of tea...

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MOSigned into law 06/2009P-12Teacher Choice Compensation Package
S.B. 291 - Performance-based Salary Stipends
Creates the "Teacher Choice Compensation Package" for the St. Louis City School District to permit performance-based salary stipends, upon the decision of a teacher, to reward teachers for objectively demonstrated superior performance. It also creates the Teac...

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TNSigned into law 06/2009P-12Bonuses and Performance Compensation Fall Outside Negotiations
S.B. 2002
Provides that employee bonuses and performance compensation are not conditions of employment that the board of education and professional employees' organization have to negotiate in good faith.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2002.pdf...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Financial Incentives to Math and Science Teachers
H.B. 280
Provides that effective July 2010, and until there is no longer a shortage of math and science teachers, a secondary school teacher licensed in math or science must be moved to the salary step on the state salary schedule that is applicable to six years of cre...

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IASigned into law 04/2009P-12Single Salary System
S.B. 445
Amends existing policy and adds new section (284.3) on single salary system. S.F. 445 incorporates Phase II (general salary increases) of the Educational Excellence Program into individual salary schedules and repeals the Educational Excellence Program includi...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Elementary School Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program
H.B. 328
Establishes the Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program. Directs the state board of education to solicit and award grants on a competitive basis to districts and charter schools to develop and implement performance-based compensation plans for elementary ...

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COSigned into law 02/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Compensation
S.B. 213
Allows the general assembly to determine annually whether to appropriate moneys for the alternative teacher compensation plan grant program; repeals the 2008-09 fiscal year appropriation of $ 1 million for the grant program; relates to grants to school distric...

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COAdopted 02/2009P-12Alternative Teacher Compensation Grant
1 CCR 301-80
Addresses an alternative teacher compensation plan grant program to be administered through the Department of Education and directs that funds be provided for a competitive grant program to school districts that seek to develop alternative teacher compensation...

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ILSigned into law 10/2008P-12Teaching Excellence Program and P-20 Council Membership
S.B. 2687
Revises the Teaching Excellence Program. Provides an annual payment of $3,000 to a teacher or counselor who holds both a Master Certificate and a
corresponding certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Creates a $1,000 incen...

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ORRejected by voters 08/2008P-12Teaching Quality Requirements & Pay
Ballot Measure 60
Enacts the Kids First Act; requires that pay raises for public school teachers shall be based upon each teacher's classroom performance and not related to or connected to his or her seniority; provides that if a school district reduces its teaching staff, the ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Education Program Funding
H.B. 5083
Deletes salary supplements for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification from definition of compensation under the Retirement System; excludes charter school Merit Award Program funds from administrative fees; revises funding for...

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AZSigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher Performance Pay
H.B. 2211
Specifies that each fiscal year the legislature appropriates suffficient monies for Teacher Performance Pay Program into the Classroom Site Fund, the amount appropriated is equal to the product of the base level specified in statute multiplied by the prior yea...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Teacher and Principal Specialists
H.B. 4662 -- Amends Multiple Provisions
For schools or districts designated as "at risk" (changed from "unsatisfactory), teacher specialists may be assigned to work across grade levels and subject areas. Such teachers will receive their salary and a supplement equal to 50% of the current southeaster...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations: Teacher Quality-Related Section
H.B. 2679
Governor and General Assembly by January 15, 2009. (Page 10, Line 20)
DIVISION IV – STUDENT
ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHER
QUALITY PROGRAM
• Requires disposition of Teacher Quality Funding to be negotiated as part of a whole-grade sharing
agreement (Page 66, Line 33)...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Stipends for Special Educators for Additional Days of Work
S.B. 2 - Section 21
Directs the legislature, subject to future budget constraints, to annually appropriate money for stipends to special educators for additional days of work in recognition of the added duties and responsibilities assumed by special educators to comply with feder...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Teacher Salary Supplement Program
S.B. 2 - Sections 19 and 20
Defines "qualifying educational background." Beginning in fiscal year 2008-2009, provides an annual salary supplement of $4,100 for a full-time teacher and a partial salary supplement for a part-time teacher who teaches one or more courses of a secondary schoo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Signing Bonuses and One-Time Performance Based Bonuses
S.B. 281
Provides funds for one-time $1,000 signing bonuses for new educators (including teachers returning to education after one or more years of interrupted service) hired to begin teaching in the 2008-2009 school year.

Provides funds for one-time performance-base...

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NCSigned into law 08/2007P-12Pilot Alternative Teacher Salary Plans
H.B. 966
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a pilot program authorizing the implementation of alternative teacher salary plans to enable local school administrative units to develop and implement plans that will improve student performance by financiall...

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HISigned into law 06/2007P-12Additional Bonuses for National Board-Certified Teachers
H.B. 24
Provides an additional $5,000 bonus per year for each national board-certified teacher who teaches at:
         (A)  A school that is in restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB);
         (B)  A school with a high turnover rate, as determined by...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Improvement Plans
H.B. 472
During the first year a system or school is on probation, the commissioner of education shall: (A) Have the authority to approve a school system's allocation of financial resources to a system or school on probation; (B) Have the authority to appoint a local c...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Student Achievement/Teacher Quality program
S.F. 277 - funding provisions
Allocates $173,943,894 -- $69,600,000 above FY07. Includes $20 million for professional development; $250,000 for new administrator mentoring and induction; $1.8 Million for Teacher Development Academy expansion; $4.4 million for teacher mentoring and inductio...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Team-Based Variable Pay
S.F. 277 (Section 12)
Removes all references to Team-based Variable Pay Pilots. Strikes section 284.1, subsection 4, which establishes as one of the elements of the student achievement and teacher quality program team-based variable pay providing additional compensation for improve...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Pilot incentive pay plan
H.B. 2614
Creates a pilot program to restructure the teacher professional pay system to be known as the Rewarding Excellence in Achievement Program (REAP).
(Act No. 1029)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/public/HB2515.pdf...

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FLSigned into law 04/2007P-12Merit Pay Program for Teachers
S.B. 1226
Establishes the Merit Award program for instructional personnel and school-based administrators; requires a school district board to adopt the plan in order to receive funding; authorizes charter schools to participate; relates to collective bargaining; provid...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Teaching Excellence Program
H.B. 4308
Requires the state board of education's annual budget to set out by separate line item the appropriation for the Teaching Excellence Program. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4308lv.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Salary Adjustment for NBPTS-Certified Teachers
H.B. 175
Extends the deadline from 2007 to 2013 for teachers to have obtained initial certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in order to receive a mandated salary adjustment. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?di...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Merit-Based Teacher Pay
H.B. 2792 - Section 24 - 27
Rewrites section 284.11 (former "Pilot program for team-based variable pay for student achievement"). New section 284.11 encourages school districts to establish teacher compensation opportunities that recognize the need for geographic or other locally determ...

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IAIssued 06/2006P-12Pay-for-Performance Program and Study
E.O. 48
Directs the Institute for Tomorrow's Workforce to propose a design for a pay-for-performance program and conduct a study of the design to measure the cost and effectiveness in raising student achievement of a compensation system that provides financial incenti...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Differentiated Pay Scale for Teachers
H.B. 7087 (Section 55)
Beginning with the 2007-2008 academic year, each district school board must adopt a salary schedule with differentiated pay for both instructional personnel and school-based administrators. The salary schedule is subject to negotiation as provided in chapter 4...

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Stipends for Nationally Certified Teachers
S.B. 83
Increases the length of time for which nationally certified teachers may receive stipends to be paid upon receipt of documentation of certification completion. During the first five years, the state department stipend is $1000 and the district's is $1000. From...

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OHto governor 12/2005P-12Aligned Teacher Preparation Programs
H.B. 107
Requires the state board to adopt standards that require the curricula of teacher preparation programs to be aligned with the state academic content standards, the state board's minimum standards for schools, and the value-added progress dimension developed by...

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TXIssued 11/2005P-12Performance Incentives
Executive Order RP51
Requires the Commissioner of Education to establish a performance-based pay grant program for educators. The program is to use federal funds and other funds made available for this purpose and is to award grants to campuses of no less than $100,000 for rewardi...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force
S.B. 1074
Establishes the Arizona Performance Based Compensation System Task Force within the state board of education. By Februrary 2006 and annually thereafter, requires the superintendent of public instruction to submit specified school district data to the task forc...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Teacher Resource Programs
H.B. 1982
Renames the Teacher and Administrator Enhancement and Retraining Grant Program the Teacher Opportunity Program. Eliminates requirement that program applicant be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien. Establishes the Dual Certification Ince...

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DERule Adoption 01/2005P-12Knowledge, Skills and Responsibility Supplements
14 DAC 1501, 1.0 - 12.0
Amends regulation relating to knowledge, skills and responsibility based supplements for educators. Clarifies the effective date of salary supplements paid to educators who complete professional development clusters....

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12State Employer-Assisted Housing Program
H.B. 662
Extends the repeal of provisions that establish the State Employer- Assisted Housing Teacher Program.

Extends the repealer on the Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Program for teachers in critical shortage areas until July 1, 2009.

http://billstatus.ls.s...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Public School Funding Act of 2003
S.B. 42
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...

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DERule Adoption 01/2004P-12Professional Growth Salary Increments
14 DAC 1507
Provides procedures for implementation of movement by educators on the salary schedule set forth in 14 Del.C., Section 1305. Addresses movement from one column to another based on the satisfactory completion of graduate level course work toward a master's degr...

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GASigned into law 06/2003P-12Teacher Compensation and Contracts
S.B. 193
Provides for an annual increase in state pay for certain teachers; individuals who first became teachers on or after July 1, 2000, acquire rights to continued employment; provides procedures for hearings for such persons; provides for selection of a tribunal, ...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Team-Based Variable Pay Pilot Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that another goal of statewide team-based variable pay pilot program is to compare student achievement gains in participating districts with student achievement gains in nonparticipating districts. Requires the department to offer technical assistance in...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Performance Pay Component of Iowa Educational Excellence Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates phase in the Iowa educational excellence program that pertains to enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of teachers through the use of performance pay. Eliminates language requiring department to allocate funds for this purpose. http://www.l...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Teacher Performance Pay (Phase III) Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Repeals sections of code relating to Phase III program, which establishes system of teacher performance pay. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html and http://www.le...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Annual for Teachers with National Board Certification
H.B. 2903
Increases the annual bonus of teachers obtaining national board for professional teaching standards certification. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2903.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Assessments, National Board Certification, Professional Development
S.B. 3A
Relates to achievement and proficiency examinations administered in public schools; revises provisions governing the increase of salary for a teacher who is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; requires school districts to creat...

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Additional compensation for teachers that teach over Digital Dakota Network
H.B. 1291
Any teacher that teaches a course over the Digital Dakota Network shall receive additional compensation for each course and from each school for which the teaching services are provided. ...

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ORUnofficially rejected by voters 11/2000P-12Performance Pay, Seniority
V. 19; (NEW BILL)
(Initiative No. 29 Measure 95) Amends the Oregon Constitution regarding performance pay for teachers; provides that student learning determines teacher pay; establishes that the teachers' qualifications, not seniority, determine retention....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Florida's Accountability System
H.B. 63
Requires each school district with school designated as performance grade category F to permit transfer of teachers with certain qualifications; provides bonuses for certain teachers; requires Education Commissioner to adopt rules to define teaching mastery; r...

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DESigned into law 05/2000P-12Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act
S.B. 260
Creates the Professional Development and Educator Accountability Act. Beginning in 2002, at least 20% of educator's performance evaluation will be tied to student improvement -- teachers and administrators who fail to measure up can be dismissed. Establishes m...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Teacher Compensation and National Board Certification
H.B. 1187
Teachers receiving National Board Certification will receive a 10 percent increase in salary...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Teacher Quality
H.B. 25
Establishes the intent of the General Assembly to reach a goal that there be at least one national board certified teacher in every public school by 2020; establishes certification trust fund; provides that a public school teacher who attains National Board Ce...

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TNSigned into law 03/2000P-12Apprentice Teachers
S.B. 2182
Specifies the teacher employed as probationary teacher for 1 year and as an apprentice teacher for 2 years will be considered as having met the 3 apprentice years requirement....

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