Career Paths

Rewarding and Recognizing Effective Teachers

While each CMO has their own specific career path and compensation plan, an overall objective of The College-Ready Promise is to attract and retain the most talented teachers by recognizing and rewarding success. The TCRP Career Path and Compensation design priorities are designed around the following principles:

  • The career path increases retention and satisfaction by providing effective teachers with differentiated opportunities and meaningful financial rewards.
  • The career path creates compelling options for the most effective teachers to stay in the classroom.
  • The career path creates incentives for excellent teachers to work with the highest-need students and highest-need schools.
  • The system is designed to recognize and reward effectiveness and encourage growth, not penalize teachers on a learning curve. Teachers will not be subjected to cuts in pay based on performance.

Additional research and reports to consult: