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Teacher incentive pay and educational outcomes: Evidence from the New York City Bonus Program.

Goodman, S. F., & Turner, L. J. (2010). New York: Columbia University. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED513540

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    309
     Students
    , grades
    K-8

Reviewed: September 2013

No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations
General Mathematics Achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

New York State Assessment Program's Mathematics Test: Schoolwide mean score

New York City's Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program vs. Business as usual

January 2008

Elementary and middle schools: Year 1;
309 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
0
More Outcomes

New York State Assessment Program's Mathematics Test: Schoolwide mean score

New York City's Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program vs. Business as usual

January 2009

Elementary and middle schools: Year 2;
305 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

-2
 
 
Reading achievement outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

New York State Assessment Program's English Language Arts (ELA) Test: Schoolwide mean score

New York City's Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program vs. Business as usual

January 2008

Elementary and Middle schools: Year 1;
309 students

N/A

N/A

No

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More Outcomes

New York State Assessment Program's English Language Arts (ELA) Test: Schoolwide mean score

New York City's Schoolwide Performance Bonus Program vs. Business as usual

January 2009

Elementary and middle schools: Year 2;
305 students

N/A

N/A

No

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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 19% English language learners

  • 88% Free or reduced price lunch
  • Race
    Black
    42%
    White
    1%
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    Hispanic
    55%
    Not Hispanic
    45%

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