Performance Funding Case Study
Project Team: 
Suzanne Franco, Ed.D, Wright State University
Jill Lindsey, Ph.D., Wright State University

This case study investigated the first year implementation of a performance based compensation model in one Public School District in Ohio. Investigation centered on four key areas: 1) training and implementation of the Ohio teacher and principal evaluation systems (OTES/OPES); 2) student performance measures being used for the student growth measure (SGM) component of OTES/OPES; 3) calculation of performance pay using OTES/OPES; and 4) effects of using evaluation for performance compensation. A constructivist research design included guided interviews with the superintendent and teachers’ association president; teacher focus groups in each building; and one administrator focus group. Document analysis was conducted on the Master Contract and redacted evaluation forms with the percentage of performance pay awarded for a sample of teachers and principals at each grade level.

*Report available upon request.


Suzanne Franco, Ed.D.

Professor of Research and Statistics, Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Program Director for EdD in Organizational Studies

College of Education and Human Service, Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, Ohio 45435