Joey Garrison has the story on MNPS deferring previously stated plans to base future pay raises for teachers on test scores and the TEAM evaluation model.
District officials suggest they need more time to determine how best to incorporate the TEAM evaluations into a pay plan for teachers. TEAM includes both TVAAS scores and teacher observations to create a 1-5 ranking for teachers (1 being the lowest ranking, 5 the highest).
Some have suggested teacher resistance to the proposal played a role in the delay, but MNPS says they simply want to take the time needed to develop the best plan.
MNPS also offered no timeline for revisiting the TEAM-based portion of the pay plan.
For now, there’s more work to be done to devise a pay plan that meets new state requirements.
The MNPS decision may foreshadow similar action by other districts as teachers express concerns about pay being tied to student test scores, especially TVAAS data.