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ERIC Number: ED510465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
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Value-Added and Other Methods for Measuring School Performance: An Analysis of Performance Measurement Strategies in Teacher Incentive Fund Proposals. Research Brief
National Center on Performance Incentives
In "Value-Added and Other Methods for Measuring School Performance: An Analysis of Performance Measurement Strategies in Teacher Incentive Fund Proposals"--a paper presented at the February 2008 National Center on Performance Incentives research to policy conference--Robert Meyer and Michael Christian examine select performance-pay plans used by recipients of the federally funded Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF). The TIF program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides competitive grants to local education agencies, charter schools, or state educational agencies for the development of performance-pay plans. TIF guidelines require that funds be used to (1) distribute bonus awards to educators based on student achievement results, (2) observe and evaluate teachers in the classroom, and (3) encourage teachers to assume additional responsibilities within their schools. Research literature often cites the challenges of designing performance pay programs, specifically, determining how to measure school, teacher, and student performance, and how to most fairly distribute bonus awards. This paper focuses specifically on the nature of value-added models used by TIF grantees to evaluate educator performance. [This research brief describes work published by the National Center on Performance Incentives in "Value-Added and Other Methods for Measuring School Performance: An Analysis of Performance Measurement Strategies in Teacher Incentive Fund Proposals" by Robert H. Meyer and Michael S. Christian, Working Paper 2008-17.]
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 Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034