ERIC Number: ED060546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Performance Contracting. Summary of Preliminary Results.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
This report describes briefly the experimental design and presents the basic contract provisions. The experiment results reveal that performance contracting is no more successful than traditional classroom methods in improving the reading and mathematics skills of poor children. Both control and experimental groups performed equally poorly in terms of overall averages. The report concludes that the evidence fails to indicate that performance contracting will bring about any great improvement in the educational status of disadvantaged children. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.