Policy brief

Alternative Teacher Compensation

A Primer
Julia E. Koppich
J. Koppich & Associates
Jessica G. Rigby
University of Washington


A new PACE report has been released in conjunction with our Learning About New Forms of Teacher Compensation Conference on March 30 and 31, 2009. Written by Julie Koppich and Jessica Rigby, this policy primer is designed to provide baseline information about new forms of teacher pay that are emerging around the country, to support the local conversations and negotiations that will lead to the development of innovative compensation systems. It identifies reasons why teacher compensation is high on local, state, and federal policy agendas, describes some of the new pay programs that have been implemented, and offers an initial analysis of what we are learning from these various and diverse pay experiments.

Suggested citationKoppich, J., & Rigby, J. G. (2009, March). Alternative teacher compensation—A primer [Working paper]. Policy Analysis for California Education. https://edpolicyinca.org/publications/alternative-teacher-compensation-primer