The Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI) scorecards for Dallas ISD teachers were released to some teachers this week. However, do to a technical glitch the majority of teachers still do not have their results. The cards contain a summary of the teacher’s effectiveness level and thus the pay he/she will receive. This is Day 2 of TEI Myth of the Day.
TEI Myth: TEI is a pay for performance system.
FACT: TEI is not true pay for performance, rather it is a targeted (forced) distribution system.
No matter how great a teacher is, 80% can never be rated as “highly effective” in the TEI.
This results in competition among teachers instead of collaboration.
Here is the 110 page guidebook that explains how the performance rating is calculated.