merit pay

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Noun1.merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
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The results concerning satisfaction with pay may be due to the generally positive relationship between level of merit pay and job level (Heneman, 1990).
With the recent increased emphasis on educational reform, one suggestion is to consider merit pay, or pay for performance programs, for teachers in grades K through 12.
Councilors gave Ruiz a maximum merit pay raise based on a previously established numerical formula that's tied to their views of his job performance.
The agreement would make union members eligible for 5%-6% increases in merit pay for the next four years.
These five keys are used by all the schools that are succeeding, and no schools are succeeding without them, Shyamalan says, He also examines some popular reform ideas--such as smaller class size and merit pay for teachers--that prove to be deed ends.
introduce teacher merit pay programs and their development to state, district, and school leaders who are already considering them.
In Alberta, the publicly funded but privately run Calgary Girls' School has entered the controversial area of teacher merit pay, offering small bonuses for effective teachers who go the extra mile.
It also establishes merit pay for teachers, limits teacher contracts to one year, and shifts some money from salaries to classroom technology.
On Florida's new merit pay law: "Judging teachers predominantly by test scores is foolish and damaging.
As education policy churns through fad after fad, merit pay is really hot right now.
And the silver bullet is now merit pay for teachers - implying that each teacher will be measured based on the performance of students in their class.
Ben Austin's opinion that instituting merit pay would solve the education problems is not just misguided, it shows profound ignorance in how the dynamics of a classroom and that of a school actually work.