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Title:  WWC Quick Review of the Report "Teacher Pay for Performance: Experimental Evidence From the Project on Incentives in Teaching"
Description: The WWC quick review of the report "Teacher Pay for Performance: Experimental Evidence From the Project on Incentives in Teaching" examines a study on whether offering financial incentives to teachers of fifth- through eighth-grade math students improves their students' performance on the math section of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. Approximately half of the participating math teachers were randomly assigned to a group that was offered financial incentives linked to their studentsí math achievement growth. The other half was assigned to a group not offered these incentives. Overall, the study found that students with math teachers who were offered financial incentives performed no better or worse than students with teachers who were not offered incentives. The WWC does not consider these results to be conclusive because the groups of students compared may have differed before the intervention. The WWC rated the research described in this report as not meeting WWC evidence standards.
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Cover Date: April 2011
Web Release: April 5, 2011
Publication #: WWC QRTP0405
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Quick Review
Keywords:
Achievement (Student)
Middle School
Teachers
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