IMPACTplus 

The performance-based compensation system for Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) members.


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What is IMPACTplus?

IMPACTplus is the performance-based compensation system for Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) members.

Why does DCPS implement a performance-based pay system?

DCPS and the WTU agreed in the most recent teachers’ contract to develop and implement a performance-based pay system because we felt it was essential to demonstrate – in the boldest way possible – how much we value the work you do. IMPACTplus is the product of this groundbreaking collaboration. 

For the first time in the history of DCPS, outstanding educators will be paid what they deserve. In fact, some will see their compensation more than double.

We recognize that you did not choose to enter the field of education for monetary reasons. But we also recognize that you deserve to be compensated as true professionals.

Who created IMPACTplus?

As noted above, DCPS and the WTU collaboratively developed the system. As part of this process, we examined compensation models from around the country.

Who is eligible for IMPACTplus?

Any WTU member who earns an IMPACT rating of Highly Effective is eligible.

How do I know if I am a WTU member?

All teachers, instructional coaches, mentor teachers, librarians, counselors, related service providers, and a handful of other educators are part of the WTU. 

If you are not sure about your status, please contact the WTU at 202-293-8600.

How do I know if I received a Highly Effective rating?

You can find out by logging into the IMPACT system. If you need assistance logging in, please contact the IMPACT Team at 202-719-6553.

Do I need to be a “full” union member to be eligible for IMPACTplus, or is “agency fee” status enough?

You only need “agency fee” status to be eligible for IMPACTplus.

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