Policy analysis and recommendations for our member states in the aftermath of the 2009 Race to the Top grant competition
Focus on Teacher Reform Legislation in SREB States: Tenure, Dismissal and Performance Pay Policies
Challenge to Lead
As a result of federal funding incentives and a desire to better measure a teacher’s performance and effectiveness in raising student achievement, 12 of the 16 SREB states passed teacher reform legislation over the last three years. This Focus report, SREB’s second recent report on teacher reforms, highlights changes that SREB states made to teacher tenure, dismissal and performance pay policies from 2009 to 2011.
The SREB-State Data Exchange has designed new measures on college completion in recent years — and collected and reported data based on these measures. This Research Brief introduces the latest new measures, distinguishes them from graduation rate measures, and reports the first results on time-to-degree and credits-to-degree in the SREB region. It also provides information on the characteristics of graduates, focusing primarily on their beginning status at the institutions from which they graduated.