REL 2005 Policy Forum
Pay and Performance: Teacher Resource Policy

September 29-30, 2005
Albuquerque, New Mexico


State policymakers from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas joined guest speakers–Anthony Milanowski, Judy Jeffrey, Lewis C. Solmon, and Jeffrey Buck–to share their knowledge at the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) annual policy forum. The forum provided participants with research, policy, and programmatic knowledge on teacher compensation programs and teacher quality. An important message of the forum was that there are a variety of ways teacher compensation programs and processes can be established and implemented, but that it takes a systemic effort to see results. The focus of SEDL’s policy forum was on what teacher compensation strategies enhance teacher quality and contribute to national and state goals to teach all students to achieve at high standards.
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Teacher Compensation Research and Policy Overview

Dr. Anthony Milanowski
Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teacher Resources in SEDL's Region

Dr. Zena H. Rudo, Dr. Celeste Alexander
SEDL Policy Research
James Ball
New Mexico Public Education Department

Teacher Quality and Compensation Models

Jeff Buck
Denver Public Schools
Judy Jeffrey
Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Lewis C. Solmon
Teacher Advancement

Where Do We Go From Here Lessons To Take Back to Our States

Panelists: Anthony Milanowski, Jeffrey Buck, Lewis C. Solmon, and Judy Jeffrey



Full Summary (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations:

Dr. Anthony Milanowski's Presentation
James Ball's Presentation
Judy Jeffrey's Presentation
Dr. Lewis C. Solmon's Presentation
SEDL's Policy Forum Presentation