ERIC Number: ED064781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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A Demonstration of Incentives in Education.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
This report describes the methodology and results of the "incentives only" experiments at Mesa, Arizona and at Stockton, California. The incentives only experiment -- one facet of the performance contracting experiment -- involved contracting to provide incentives to teachers and students, rather than contracting with particular private technology firms to provide instructional technique packages. The document reports that, at both Mesa and Stockton, teachers were given about half the maximum amount they could earn in bonuses to purchase incentive rewards for the children, to buy supplementary instructional aids, or to use in any other way they wished. The experiment results indicate that the incentives experiment failed to have any effect on reading and math skill achievement gains for the students in Stockton and in Mesa. A related document is ED 060 546. (JF)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.