Performance (Merit) Pay. So basically each district sets its own standards getting the pay. In my second year we all met in teams with the principal and set a bunch of goals and if we met at least one of the goals by the end of the year, we got paid. It's funny I remember one of our goals was to reclassify 1/3 of our ELLS so it came down to one in my class passing the Azella (the ELL) test. He did and because of that, we met our goal as a team. I remember I printed him out a certificate and got him a huge candy bar when I got the scores back.