ERIC Number: ED477298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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Does Performance Related Pay for Teachers Improve Student Performance? Some Evidence from India.
Kingdon, Geeta; Teal, Francis
This study examined whether teacher pay was responsive to measures of student performance, noting whether higher pay actually raised student learning outcomes. Data came from a survey of students and schools in India, where public and private school sectors have developed in parallel. The survey collected data on 902 students, 172 teachers, and various aspects of public and private schools. It focused on student, teacher, and school quality and measured factors that determined the outcome for wages and student achievement. It also collected data on students' personal and household characteristics; teacher status (union membership, permanent versus short-term appointment, and gender); teacher quality (grade on board examination and degrees, number of classes taught, subjects taught, and status when taking board examination); and school quality (number of minutes of academic instruction, resources available to the school, and status as an elementary or secondary school). Results indicated that private schools had a much higher volume of resources per student, their students were more able, student achievement was much higher, and parents were much richer. Results also suggested that there was performance related pay in the private sector, and that such pay impacted student achievement. In public schools, there was no relation between teacher wages and student achievement. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Nottingham Univ. (England). ESRC Centre for Research in Development, Instruction and Training.
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Identifiers - Location: India