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Paying for Teachers’ Performance—
Strategies and Conditions for Success

Held on Thursday, May 10, 2007, 3–4 p.m. EDT

On Thursday, May 10, 2007, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality hosted a live, interactive webcast, "Paying for Teachers' Performance—Strategies and Conditions for Success."

A recording of the live webcast is available for viewing. If you have trouble viewing the recording by clicking on the above link, go to and then enter Replay # 1494144648 to view the webcast.

You also can view the slide presentations used by the presenters during the webcast.

A downloadable MP3 version is also available.

Topic Overview

This webcast examined the policy, research, and practice of performance-based compensation, specifically focusing on valid, reliable, and ethical ways to evaluate teachers' instructional performance. Experts discussed the promise and pitfalls of value-added and other statistical measures of student achievement growth as well as teaching portfolios and professional administrator evaluations.

Featured Experts

Chas Anderson, Minnesota Department of Education

Renee Moore Mississippi Delta Community College

Dan Goldhaber, Ph.D., University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs


Tricia Coulter, Ph.D., Education Commission of the States




Learning Point Associates Education Commission of the States Educational Testing Services Vanderbilt University