S.1649 - Measures to Encourage Results in Teaching Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Abraham, Spencer [R-MI] (Introduced 09/28/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||09/28/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.|
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Summary: S.1649 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/28/1999)
Measures to Encourage Results in Teaching Act of 1999 - Amends title II (Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a new part E (State Incentives for Teacher Testing and Merit Pay).
Directs the Secretary of Education to make an award to each State that: (1) administers a test to each elementary school and secondary school teacher in the State, with respect to the subjects taught by the teacher, every three to five years; and (2) has an elementary school and secondary school teacher compensation system based on merit.
Allows States to use Federal education funds for teacher testing and merit pay programs.