the pay for performance
- Subject: the pay for performance
- From: Karen Hartke <khartke@FAIRTEST.ORG>
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 10:23:12 -0500
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You might say something like: it would be a just as accurate and a lot less xpensive to just roll a dice and base salaries on those outcomes, because that's about how much correlation school test score results relate to school performance.
Research says clearly that test scores each year fluctuate so broadly year to year, you'd have a situation where salaries would go up and down erratically every year - with no relation to the prinicipal's performance or quality.
Or - you could say make a comparison and tie to legislative salaries. Off the top of my head - it would be like making legislative salaries dependent on how many bills they pass each year.
(Actually - this could be an interesting analogy if written up. Too few legislators get bills passed. Public decides to make legislative salaries based on number of bills passed each year. Minimum standard set at 10. Public praises legislature for unprecendednted increase in number of bills passed, covering everything from dog barking to water hose storage. We just had to set a standard to get them to work for their salaries. Some not so fortunate who worked to pass legislation on clean water and minimum wage increases. Their salaries were cut and staffs reduced. Next time they'll work harder.)
Proj. Dir. ARN
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