Cincinnati Public Schools is first in Ohio to test merit pay

Without the need for SB5 provisions, but with the cooperation and agreement of teachers, Cincinnati Public Schools will become the first in Ohio to trial merit pay for teachers

CINCINNATI - After years of discussion and argument, it appears Cincinnati Public School teachers have agreed to a new system to tie pay closely to student achievement and growth.

CPS administrators announced early Wednesday morning that an agreement had been reached with the district's 2,400 teachers for a brand new pay system.

It will be the first in Ohio and one of the few in the nation to directly link teacher pay to how well their students do in class and on tests.

The Cincinnati Federal of Teachers will be hosting a Q&A session at Mayerson Banquet Room on June 1, 2011, from 4:30 - 6:00.

Here's the summary of the new evaluation and the negotiation summary

CPS Teacher Evaluation