Hello everybody. Recently, where I live , a new system of pay has been implemented. It is not exaclty merit pay, but it is avery close cousin. Here are the major details that I think you should know:
1). ALL teachers, regardless of years are going to start at a base pay.
2). That base pay will INCREASE OR DECREASE based on evaluations that are done by the principal throughout the year AND student achievement scores.
3). If it decreases, you have two years to improve, or you will be let go.
4). If your evaluations are excellent, and student achievement is low, you will not increase on the pay scale.
5). All evaluations are the same--for classroom teachers, music teachers, p.e. teachers, etc....
Let me know what you think, or if you have any more questions. This is being implemented in August (where I live)--it is not an idea, or the beginning of research.