ERIC Number: ED051547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-29
Reference Count: 0
Study of the Use of Incentives in Education and the Feasibility of Field Experiments in School Systems. Final Report.
Jung, Steven M.; And Others
This document reports the results of a 6-month investigation into the possibility of instituting operational incentive systems in schools. An experiment is suggested that would examine the effects of a wide range of monetary and nonmonetary rewards on students, teachers, administrators, and parents based on demonstrated gains in student performance objectives in reading and mathematics. Considerable attention is focused on the collection of process and output information and the suggested use of existing school records, self-report instruments, indepth interviews, behavioral observations, and functional-level paper and pencil tests. The basic structure of a multiyear experimental program encompassing several sites is presented, with suggestions for potential local, State, and Federal funding. Appendixes include documentation of the EZ Sort files, documentation of several current projects that make use of incentives to students, and letters of interest from school districts that were contacted as part of the feasibility study. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.