Saturday, March 5, 2011

Merit Pay in NY schools study

A new study found that merit pay for all teachers had little effect, positive or negative, on student achievement in most schools. The study was based on a School-Wide Performance Bonus Program implemented in a randomly selected subset of New York City’s most disadvantaged schools in 2007. Researchers examined data from the first two years of the bonus program, in which teachers received bonuses based on overall performance of all tested students in their school, rather than just in their own classrooms.
Education Next, 2011, Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning?

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