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Document Number: 9121

Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Compensation - Consideration of performance-based compensation begins with the need to define effective teaching. Level of education and years of experience, the current salary determinants for most school districts, have not shown a correlation with student achievement. Any single measure of teacher quality will have some strengths and weaknesses. In Missouri, three programs offer some type of salary enhancement for teachers: Ladue School District's knowledge- and skills-based teacher compensation, the Teacher Choice Compensation Plan for St. Louis Public Schools and the Career Ladder. (Stacey Preis, Missouri Joint Committee on Education, September 2010)...

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