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ERIC Number: ED510471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina. Research Brief
National Center on Performance Incentives
In "Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina"--a paper presented at the February 2008 National Center on Performance Incentives research to policy conference--Jacob Vigdor of Duke University reviews a teacher salary bonus program operating in North Carolina. Known officially as the ABC's of Public Education, the program awards teachers with bonuses up to $1,500 for schoolwide student test score gains. He discusses whether North Carolina's bonus program has improved student performance and/or lowered socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps in its public schools. Vigdor finds that the program appears to have a positive impact on students' scores on the high-stakes tests used to determine schools' bonus award eligibility, but there is no evidence of a program impact on low-stakes test scores. [This research brief describes work published by the National Center on Performance Incentives in "Teacher Salary Bonuses in North Carolina" by Jacob L. Vigdor, Working Paper 2008-03.]
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034