ERIC Number: ED340709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Participation in a Teacher Incentive Program and Student Achievement in Reading and Math. Economics Working Paper Series B-91-04.
Cohn, Elchanan; Teel, Sandra J.
This study was conducted to assess the first year of full implementation of a teacher incentive program (TIP) in South Carolina. The study examines the relationship between student achievement and teacher participation in one of several incentive model programs. The research also explores award winning teachers and their association with higher gains by students in reading and mathematics achievement scores. A stratified random sample of schools was selected from which all TIP award recipients and a matched control sample of nonparticipants were selected as subjects, limiting the study to classroom teachers of reading and/or math in grades 1-6 during the 1988-89 school year. Relevant characteristics for all teachers and their classes were recorded, along with achievement data for students. Results demonstrate that participants in TIP are associated with higher gain scores in reading and math than nonparticipants, and suggest that screening candidates for teaching awards is consistent with the goals of performance-based compensation programs. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Business Administration.