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17 School Districts Offered Differentiated Pay Policies to Support Staffing Needs During 2005-06 School Year , Report No. 07-02, January 2007
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During the 2005-06 school year, 17 school districts offered differentiated pay programs to recruit and retain teachers for hard-to-staff schools or critical teacher shortage areas such as math, science, or exceptional student education. These programs were designed to meet local needs and their implementation varied.
  • Sixteen districts offered differentiated pay to instructional personnel while six offered it to school administrators.
  • Districts generally used differentiated pay to help recruit teachers for hard-to-staff schools rather than critical teacher shortage areas, and generally reported that differentiated pay was successful or very successful in recruiting teachers.
  • Districts generally reported that differentiated pay was successful in retaining teachers in hard-to-staff schools, but were split over its effectiveness in retaining teachers in critical teacher shortage areas.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Education System
Certification and Professional Development

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-11 Some Progress Achieved in Addressing Factors Contributing to Teacher Attrition, published in February 2009.
  • Report No. 07-19 Dissatisfaction with School Governance, Student Behavior, Parent Support, and Career Opportunities Lead to Teacher Attrition, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 07-01 Restrictive District Requirements Limited Participation in Performance Pay Systems, published in January 2007.
  • Report No. 04-36 Information Brief: Teacher Compensation Varies Among School Districts, But Daily Pay Compares Well to Other Occupations, published in June 2004.

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