H.R. 5915 (109th): Rewarding Student Achievement Act

109th Congress, 2005–2006. Text as of Jul 27, 2006 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5915

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 27, 2006

(for himself and Mr. Case) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To require that the Teacher Incentive Fund of the Department of Education and other programs to support merit-based teacher compensation systems award its grant funds to support compensation systems that are based primarily or exclusively on student learning gains or maintenance of high student learning gains, or both.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rewarding Student Achievement Act.

2.

Secretary of Education to support merit-based teacher compensation systems that are based primarily or exclusively on student learning gains or maintenance of student learning gains, or both

In making awards to support merit-based teacher compensation systems, under the Teacher Incentive Fund or any other grant program to support merit-based teacher compensation systems using funds available pursuant to subpart 1 of part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Secretary of Education shall ensure that, for each fiscal year, all of the funds so awarded are awarded to support merit-based compensation systems that are based primarily (at least 50 percent) or exclusively on student learning gains or maintenance of student learning gains, or both.