Performance-based Compensation

The UEPC evaluated the Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program. This program provided bonuses paid to teachers based on areas of student learning gains, instructional quality, and parent satisfaction.

  • The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the implementation of the program and the impact of the program on teachers and students.
  • The research found that:
    • The average bonus paid to teachers was $1,783 but only half of the teachers indicated that the reward was sufficient compensation for program participation,
    • About half of the teachers agreed that the program improved the learning experience for students.
    • The program had no significant impact on student standardized test scores.
  • This evaluation used mixed-methods including multi-level regression, interviews, surveys, and focus groups.
Performance Based Compensation