Performance Based Compensation

RIDE sees the potential for new compensation models that link evidence of educator effectiveness to compensation to help districts recruit and retain the best teachers and principals to our schools. As part of RIDE’s Strategic Plan we committed to leading a collaborative effort to review and analyze research regarding the successful implementation of performance-based compensation systems for teachers and leaders. 

NEW!!  RIDE has released the Grant Application.  The application is posted in the Competitive Grants Process section of this site.  Note that the deadline for submitting applications has been extended to October 10, 2012.

Districts that are beginning to learn about Performance Based Compensation might find the following sources helpful starting points.

General Information

Compensation Reform as One Component of a Strategic Capital Management System

Web Sites

Examples of Programs

Important Issues for Early Development

As part of RIDE’s Strategic Plan we committed to leading a collaborative effort to review and analyze research regarding the successful implementation of performance-based compensation systems for teachers and leaders.  Race to The Top is supporting our efforts by funding two projects to research, develop, and pilot new models of performance-based compensation.  RIDE is looking for LEAs, multi-LEA collaboratives, or LEA-union partnerships to work with us in developing a deeper understanding of the research and developing and piloting new compensation systems for teachers and leaders that can serve as models for districts throughout the state.  RIDE will award two multi-year grants of $250,000 through a competitive grant process.

Key dates for this work are provided below:

  • Competitive Grant Proposals Due – October 10, 2012 (revised date)
  • Awardees Selected and Work Begins – October 23, 2012
  • Development, Pilot, Dissemination of Models – November 1, 2012 – August 15, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, all links are PDFs

Grant Application Materials

Materials from August 15, 2012 Information Session

Coming Soon.