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ERIC Number: ED027576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-1
Pages: 15
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An Evaluation of Coupon Incentives.
Almen, R. E.; Joseph, M. P.
In October, 1967, the staff of the Work Opportunity Center (WOC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, began issuing coupons to students for attendance and achievement in classes. Each coupon is worth 10 cents when used toward noon lunches at the WOC cafeteria, dry cleaning services at WOC cleaners, or labor or services charges at the WOC auto service station. This study presents a summary of statistics, a staff evaluation of coupon effectiveness with suggestions for improvement, and a sample of student opinions and suggestions. Attendance improvement was statistically significant, although the majority of staff members felt the coupons to be of little or no help. The response with respect to achievement improvement was similar, but most staff members felt the system should continue. A large majority of students rated the coupons as "important" or "just a little important," and about a third suggested improvements. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Work Opportunity Center.