Currently, teachers are only eligible for salary increases for advanced degrees earned and time spent teaching.
According to Governor Perdue, “We must encourage our best and brightest to enter the teaching profession and must reward effective teachers in order to retain them in Georgia classrooms. Student achievement must be our driving force, and our compensation model must reflect that focus.”
Although teachers participating in the performance-based pay structure would not receive automatic salary increases for earning advanced degrees, they could receive higher increases depending on student performance and classroom evaluation.
It is not clear what measures of student performance the new pay structure would employ.