Virginia Performance-Pay Incentives Initiative
Teachers in 25 schools participated in the Virginia Performance-Pay Incentives Initiative during the 2011-2012 school year. The initiative provided $3 million to reward teachers in hard-to-staff schools based on student growth and other performance measures. In approving the initiative, the 2011 General Assembly authorized incentive payments of up to $5,000 for teachers earning exemplary ratings.
See news release: FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Governor McDonnell Announces Performance-Pay Pilot Schools – July 21, 2011
Evaluations of Pilot Initiative
As part of the Virginia Performance-Pay Incentives Initiative, VDOE contracted with RMC Research Corporation to conduct an evaluation of the pilot initiative. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide insights into the functioning of the pilot initiative. In addition, an evaluation of the pilot initiative was conducted by a research team from The College of William and Mary. The College of William and Mary research team was contracted to provide the professional development and technical assistance for this pilot initiative and to complete an evaluation to analyze the validity of the pilot initiative. Both evaluation reports are provided below.
- Evaluation Report: Governor’s Virginia Performance Pay Incentives Pilot (RMC Research Corporation) (PDF)
- Evaluation Report: Virginia Teacher Evaluation and Virginia Performance Pay Incentives (VPPI) Pilot (The College of William and Mary research team) (PDF)