Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Dr. Edward F. Overton


The interest shown by the public in demanding quality in education is evidenced by the number of articles appearing in newspapers and magazines. In order that quality be developed and maintained, school system will undoubtedly have to find a means of attracting and holding superior teachers. One means by which some school systems might meet this challenge would be the establishment of a pay system which would be on a competitive basis with that of the business world. The purpose of this survey is to study the attitudes of Virginia teachers on merit pay. It is hoped that, after this study is completed, those persons interested in this means for improving instruction will have a more complete picture of the situations with which they will be faced.

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