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ERIC Number: ED510493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 47
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Characteristics and Determinants of Teacher-Designed Pay for Performance Plans: Evidence from Texas' Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) Program. Working Paper 2008-26
Taylor, Lori L.; Springer, Matthew G.; Ehlert, Mark
National Center on Performance Incentives
This study describes the teacher pay for performance plans designed and implemented by the public schools participating in the Governor's Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) program in Texas. GEEG is a federally funded, incentive pay program that awarded non-competitive grants, ranging from $60,000 to $220,000 each year for three years, to 99 Texas public schools. Schools participating in GEEG took advantage of the considerable discretion granted to them by the Texas Education Agency to design incentive plans exhibiting an array of differences on several key plan variables. This study explores the following research questions: (1) How did schools propose to distribute awards to teachers and how were those awards actually distributed in practice? (2) What is the relationship between teacher characteristics and the dollar amounts awarded to teachers in the GEEG plans? (3) What are the determinants of GEEG plan characteristics and the distribution of awards? (Contains 4 figures, 5 tables and 38 endnotes.) [This paper was prepared for "Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12]Education" in Nashville, Tennessee on February 28, 2008.]
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; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency; Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034