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

Senior Research Manager, Relay Graduate School of Education
teacher preparation, educator effectiveness, college and career readiness, early warning systems, juvenile justiceE-mail: bholten@relay.edu
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Hannah Page

Director of Data, Drew Charter School
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

Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
Cara is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners, focusing on issues related to evaluation and planning, research design, survey research, and quantitative data analysis. She provides technical assistance and supports capacity building related to program evaluation... 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)