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ERIC Number: ED510460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teacher Incentives in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya. Research Brief
National Center on Performance Incentives
In "Teacher Incentives in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"--a paper presented at the National Center on Performance Incentives research to policy conference in February--Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota), Nauman Illias (The Brattle Group), and Michael Kremer (Harvard University) review findings from recent research in Kenya on the impact of teacher incentives on teacher behavior and student achievement. Based on a randomized trial including teachers in Grades 4-8 in 100 rural schools in Kenya, the authors suggest that there is some evidence incentives impact student test scores. Students whose teachers were eligible for incentives had higher scores on the high-stakes exams; however, test scores on exams not linked to incentives did not increase significantly. Additionally, the test score advantage in treatment schools disappeared after the incentive pay program ended. [This research brief describes work published by the National Center on Performance Incentives in "Teacher Incentives in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Kenya" by Paul Glewwe, Nauman Illias, and Michael Kremer, Working Paper 2008-09.]
National Center on Performance Incentives. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, PMB #43, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-5538; Fax: 615-322-6018; e-mail: ncpi@vanderbilt.edu; Web site: http://www.performanceincentives.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034