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Document Number: 6550

Minnesota's Quality Compensation for Teachers (Q Comp) - Quality Compensation for Teachers, or Q Comp, was proposed by Governor Tim Pawlenty and enacted by the legislature in July 2005. The state allocated $86 million statewide for the program and established guidelines for districts to claim their portion of the funding for career ladders for teachers, job-embedded professional development, instructional observations and standards-based assessments, measures to determine student growth, and alternative teacher compensation or performance pay. (Minnesota Department of Education, November 2005)...

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