Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Byron L. DeShaw

Second Committee Member

Robert Carlton

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


An original design of an incentive plan to reward and encourage instructional proficiency was developed. The evaluative criteria is based on findings of current research in effective instruction. Students, colleagues, administrators, and a trained outside observer appraise behaviors in the domains of classroom climate, time on task, management of student conduct, and teacher expectations. A proficiency grid rates and maps the collected data. Proficiency point totals determine monetary reward and identify professional development needs.