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Aldine Independent School District
Texas : Aldine Independent School District (AISD) Performance Inentives -District Level
Program Statistics
Name and Level Aldine Independent School District Critical Needs Supplement and Performance Pay Incentive

Aldine ISD Critical Needs Supplement and the Performance Pay Incentive are district programs in the Aldine Independent School District.

Status Aldine Independent School District Critical Needs Supplement and Performance Pay Incentive

Aldine ISD began an incentive program in 1995 to reward school employees for helping improve student achievement. Both programs appear to be active.

Program Description Aldine Independent School District

Critical Needs Supplement
Fully certified teachers who teach in “Critical Need Areas” — including math, science, and reading in grades 7-12, and bilingual and special education at all levels — are eligible for annual supplements. These bonuses are all based on a 6 period day of teaching every period in the critical need area—if a teacher teaches a portion of their day in these subjects, the bonus is based on the proportion of the day in the critical needs subject area.

Performance Pay Incentive
Aldine ISD’s salary program has earned wide, well-deserved acclaim for linking bonuses to individual student and individual school success. Aldine’s Performance Incentives link bonuses to student attendance, teacher retention, percentage of students passing state assessments, and percentage of students scoring at a specific level of achievement gains on assessments. Teachers and other campus personnel who meet verifiable performance standards are eligible to receive incentives which are distributed within each school at the discretion of a campus steering committee.

Other Programs Houston Independent School District and The Educator Excellence Awards Program.
Hard-to-Staff, High Needs, At-Risk Component
Program Target Components
  • Hard to staff subject
  • Description of Component Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    The critical subject areas include bilingual, math/science/reading, special education, ESL, and Montessori.

    Performance Pay Incentive
    Not applicable.

    Incentive Structure
    Compensation Structure Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    Teachers who are fully certified in the critical subject areas receive a yearly bonus for teaching:

    • Bilingual
    • 7th-12th Math, Science and Reading
    • Special Education (all levels)
    • ESL (all levels)
    • Montessori
    Performance Pay Incentive
    Bonuses are based on:
    • Student attendance
    • teacher retention
    • Percentage of students passing state assessments
    • Percentage of students scoring at a specific level of achievement gains on assessments
    Incentives Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    Teachers receive the following yearly bonuses:

    • Bilingual= $4,000/ yr
    • 7th-12th Math, Science and Reading= $3,000/ yr
    • Special Education (all levels)= $3,000/ yr
    • ESL (all levels)= $2,000/yr
    • Montessori= $1,500/yr
    Performance Pay Incentive
    Awards to schools typically range from $80,000 to $120,000, depending on the size of the school. Although each case is different, a recognized elementary school principal may receive an award of $7,000; an assistant principal, $4,500; and teachers, from $500 to $1,000. A principal of a large, recognized high school may receive $18,000; assistant principals, $9,000. Teachers are eligible to receive incentives between $500 and $1,500.
    Incentive Recipients Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    Teachers who teach critical subjects.

    Performance Pay Incentive
    Schools receive awards which are given to principals, teachers and other campus personnel who meet the performance standards.

    Methods of Evaluation
    Method of Evaluation Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    Teachers must teach in a critical subject.

    Performance Pay Incentive
    The Texas Education Agency rates the district based on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test results as well as other verifiable performance standards.

    Stakeholder Involvement
    Teachers and Teacher's Unions Aldine Independent School District Critical Needs Supplement and Performance Pay Incentive

    No information found.

    Other Stakeholders Aldine Independent School District Critical Needs Supplement and Performance Pay Incentive

    No information found.

    Program Funding
    Cost Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    No information found.

    Performance Pay Incentive
    $4.5 million for the 2005-06 school year

    Funding Aldine Independent School District Critical Needs Supplement and Performance Pay Incentive

    The funding comes primarily from the district’s general fund, but the district also uses some Title I money to pay bonuses earned by teachers working in schools that receive Title I funds.

    Results and Outcomes
    Results and Outcomes Aldine Independent School District

    Critical Needs Supplement
    No information found.

    Performance Pay Incentive
    In 1995, TEA gave the district an “Accredited” rating, the minimum acceptable rating at that time. By contrast, from 1997 to 2002,following the implementation of the incentive program and other initiatives designed to improve student performance,the district has held a “Recognized” accountability rating.




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