It’s More Than Money: Teacher Incentive Fund-Leadership for Educators’ Advanced Performance Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools partnered with the Community Training and Assistance Center beginning in 2007 to seek, obtain, and implement a Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant from the U.S. Department of Education that would allow for a multiyear performance-based compensation initiative. This report is an evaluation of this effort, based on five years of observations, interviews, and analyses. The analysis reveals the success of the program, but also highlights that performance-based compensation cannot rely on the promise of monetary incentives alone. The report publishes the results, describes broader institutional findings, and ends with national implications from this initiative.