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IMPACTplus

What is IMPACTplus?

IMPACTplus is a performance-based compensation system for members of the Washington Teacher’s Union (WTU) and Council of School Officers (CSO) who are evaluated under IMPACT.

Who is eligible for IMPACTplus?

Any WTU or CSO member who earns an IMPACT rating of Highly Effective is eligible for an annual bonus. In addition, Highly Effective and Effective teachers who reach the Advanced Teacher LIFT stage and Highly Effective teachers who reach the Distinguished Teacher and Expert Teacher LIFT stages at high-poverty schools may be eligible for base salary increases.

How do I know if I am a WTU or CSO member?

All teachers, instructional coaches, librarians, counselors, some related service providers, and a handful of other educators are part of the WTU. If you are not sure about your status, you may contact Human Resources at (202) 442-4090 or the WTU at (202) 293-8600.

The CSO represents school-based administrators and certain related service providers; a list of CSO positions may be found in the CSO contract. If you are not sure about your status, you may contact Human Resources at (202) 442-4090 or the CSO at (202) 526-4700.

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

To access this information, log into the IMPACT database at impactdcps.dc.gov. If you need assistance logging in, you may contact the IMPACT team at (202) 719-6553 or [email protected].

Do I need to be a “full” union member to be eligible for IMPACTplus?

No. You only need “agency fee” status to be eligible for IMPACTplus. To learn more about this status, you may contact the WTU at (202) 293-8600 or the CSO at (202) 526-4700.

How do I know my school’s poverty level?

Each schools poverty level is listed here.

 

To learn more about IMPACTplus for teachers, non-teachers, and instructional coaches you may access the 2016-2017 IMPACT guidebooks here.