In a December 2013 vote, the school board of Marietta City Schools, Georgia, took a big step forward in rewarding highly effective teachers. The board voted to accept MCS’ new EXCEL teacher compensation system, which includes:
We are particularly excited about this development because in 2013, ERS worked closely with MCS to design a new teacher compensation system that emphasized rewarding teachers who increase student impact. Through that engagement, MCS:
We believe that this system will allow MCS to retain their highest performing teachers, attract the highest potential candidates to the system, and leverage a highly effective teacher workforce to improve student outcomes. We look forward to tracking MCS’ progress in the years to come.
1 Ozdemir, M.; Stevenson, W. (2010). “The Impact of Teachers' Advanced Degrees on Student Learning.” Human Capital in Boston Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers. Washington, DC: National Council on Teaching Quality.