This study aims to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Denver Public Schools’ Professional Compensation System for Teachers (DPS ProComp) and how this system impacts students, teachers, and schools.
Denver's ProComp system is a unique alternative teacher compensation system that was developed through a partnership between DPS teachers and the district. Evaluation of this reform is valuable to those implementing the system in Denver, as well as to other districts across the nation that are struggling to improve teacher quality and student learning.
There are at least three interrelated mechanisms through which the ProComp system might have a positive impact on student achievement:
For more information and recent findings, see the following publication:
Goldhaber, D. & Walch, J. (2011). Strategic Pay Reform: A Student Outcomes-Based Evaluation of Denver's ProComp Teacher Pay Initiative. CEDR Working Paper 2011-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
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