Three New Policy Briefs from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

gtl-logoThe Center on Great Teachers and Leaders has a running, “Ask the Team” series of briefs in which they dilute detailed research into concise and readable form. Three briefs released recently focus on performance-based compensation, tiered licensure, and alternate certification.

Performance-Based Compensation: Linking Performance to Teacher Salaries 

This Ask the Team brief provides current policy trends in performance-based compensation, including district-led efforts in the United States and a national effort in the United Kingdom. Intrigued? The final section includes suggestions for states and districts considering implementing a performance-based salary scale and additional resources to delve deeper into the topic.

Tiered Licensure: Connecting Educator Effectiveness Policies

Several states are in the beginning stages of creating a multitiered teacher-level structure (e.g., standard, professional, master, or lead levels). A tired licensure system requires teachers to demonstrate increased teaching efficacy and growth to advance to higher licensure levels. This Ask the Team brief provides states and regional centers with an overview of current tiered licensure policies across the United States. Inside the brief, you will find the following:

  • Inputs and outputs: What do states require for licensure?
  • Creating opportunities: multiple tiers, multiple career paths
  • Charting new pay scales: aligning tiers with compensation

Alternative Routes to Teaching: What Do We Know About Effective Policies?

Written for state legislators and their staff, the Policy Snapshot provides an overview of the latest research, practices, and policy trends on providing professionals from diverse fields with routes to become qualified teachers. Share this resource with your legislators to help them:

  • Learn what research shows about how alternative routes matter for important outcomes such as student achievement, recruitment, and retention
  • Explore strategies for ensuring effective policies to develop and support alternative routes to teaching in your state

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