ERIC Number: ED419276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
A Policymaker's Guide to Incentives for Students, Teachers and Schools.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This report identifies the elements for improving performance in a standards-based system and carefully examines the incentives for students, teachers, schools, and states. Student incentives include using standards for promotion and admissions to higher education, standards for graduation from high school, requirements for employment or entry into apprenticeship programs, and opportunities to participate in extracurricular school-organized activities. Incentives for teachers entail opportunities to increase knowledge and skills, goal clarification, and incentives to improve student achievement. Schools can be motivated by the reallocation of resources, by boosting achievement through school awards, by helping parents reinforce their children's engagement in academic work, and by implementing more extracurricular programs. Finally, states can do their part by clarifying the mission of public education, by developing clear standards, by offering students incentives for academic engagement, by requiring schools to set aside a percentage of their budgets for professional development, and by increasing opportunities to celebrate student achievement. (RJM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Performance Based Assessment, Standards, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.