How Vaughn Next Century Learning Center Developed a Knowledge- and Skill-Pay Program
Author: Kellor, E., Milanowski, T., Odden, A., Gallagher, H.A.
Publisher: Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
Publication Date: 2001, May
Publication City: Madison
Publication State: WI
Full text available online at: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/papers/pdf/Vaughn%20KSBP%208-01.pdf
Abstract (written by WestEd):
The Vaughn Learning Center is a charter school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 1998-1999, the school implemented a knowledge- and skill-based performance pay plan for a portion of its teachers; the plan was expanded in 1999-2000 to apply to veteran teachers. By the end of the 1999-2000 school year the majority of the school's teachers were covered under the new pay system and the program was garnering much attention from around the country. This report describes the development of the new system, which relies on ratings from the employee, a peer reviewer, and an administrator to determine an average rating for each identified performance pay element. The evaluation system is based on the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) standards Framework for Teaching (Danielson, 1996) and includes a rating scale from 1-4.