This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
How have Performance-Based Awards Programs evolved? Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Performance-based pay in education is not new. Over the years there have been numerous attempts at implementing such systems in schools, districts, and states across the country. However, these attempts have been met with varying levels of success. These initiatives have been subject to intense debate and some argue have even played a role in recent teacher unrest across the country. In this session, hear from district and school leaders at various stages of implementing performance-based awards programs about the intentions behind specific performance-based award structures and both the successes and lessons learned. From planning to implementation design to impact once implemented, the panel will dive into the recent shift in districts offering performance-based awards and the policy implications. Panelists will provide a review of recent literature and evaluations of performance-based awards programs for additional context. Audience participation will be sought during an interactive discussion of how performance-based awards programs can be designed to emphasize assets rather than deficits.

To prepare for this session, please read Rethinking teacher compensation policies: Why now, why again?

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Brandi Holten

Technical Product Director, Bottom Line
Brandi is a product leader with 13 years of experience in the education sector. She began her career as a special educator, and over the years, developed an interest in designing products that support students in and beyond the classroom. Brandi has led research and technical development... Read More →
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Hannah Page

Drew Charter School, Director of Data
Hannah is the Director of Data for Drew Charter School, an innovative cradle to career K-12 school in metro Atlanta. In this role, she manages all data and presents regularly to stakeholders. Hannah is particularly interested in how data can support successful equity practices. Previously... Read More →
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Cara Jackson

Senior Associate, Abt Associates
Cara is a senior associate in the Social & Economic Policy division at Abt Associates, focusing on program evaluation, research design, and evidence synthesis. She is currently managing a national evaluation of one of the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance programs... Read More →
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Jeremiah Johnson

Director Grants Administration, Denver Public School District

Shanna Ricketts

Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Stratton, Third Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)