Argument: Merit pay for teachers is tied to unreliable standardized tests

Issue Report: Merit pay for teachers


“Top Ten Reasons Why Merit Pay for Teachers Is a Terrible Idea”. Education Portal. July 10, 2007: “1. Standardized Test Scores May Be Unreliable. Most merit pay programs are tied to the scores students receive on the tests required by Bush’s No Child Left Behind Law. As the American Federation for Teachers and the National Education Association have pointed out, these standardized test scores are seldom reliable and do not provide an accurate barometer of a teacher’s performance.”