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Teacher Merit Pay in Georgia…an update

In Education Policy, high-stakes tests, politics, professional development resources, Teaching Work on April 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

The conversation about – and lobby for and against – merit pay for teachers continues.

Check out this from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the most recent news on today’s vote

And here’s Senate Bill 521 – that is long and includes many things other than teacher evaluation and pay – and here is an excerpt from it:

(4) This subsection shall apply to performance evaluations conducted for teachers,
167 assistant principals, and principals by a local unit of administration prior to July 1, 2011.
168 (c)(1) No later than July 1, 2011, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the
169 Office of Student Achievement, shall establish state-wide common evaluation
170 instruments that take student achievement into consideration when assessing teachers,
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171 assistant principals, and principals. The state board may take into consideration one or
172 more of the factors enumerated in paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of this Code section
173 and may consider any other factors such as peer review, student academic growth as
174 defined by the State Board of Education, and parental input that it deems relevant, when
175 establishing the evaluation instruments.
176 (2) This subsection shall apply to performance evaluations conducted for teachers,
177 assistant principals, and principals by a local unit of administration on and after July 1,
178 2011.”
179

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