Text: H.R.5915 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5915

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.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 27, 2006

Mr. Kennedy of Minnesota (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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

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

SEC. 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.