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Accountability and Advancement

Teacher accountability and advancement represent the process whereby teachers are assessed or evaluated as well as resulting advancement and leadership opportunities. In the last several years, many components of this process have been challenged and reform efforts have been initiated as a result of the following questions:

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Questions and Answers on Teacher-Pay Incentives

Sabrina Laine, Ph.D., Director of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality at Learning Point Associates, fielded questions about teacher-pay incentives during a live online chat hosted in October by Education Week's website. The chat—called "Teacher-Pay Incentives: Do They Work?"—featured 45 questions from teachers, school administrators, government representatives, parents, and college students majoring in education.

Dr. Laine was joined on the panel by Tricia Coulter, Ph.D., Director of the Teaching Quality and Leadership Institute at ECS, and Ben Schaefer, Program Manager at the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. The three discussed the research, or lack of research, on the effectiveness of teacher-pay incentives. A PDF version of the transcript of the chat is available.

Teacher-Pay Incentives: Do They Work?
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