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ERIC Number: ED510496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Performance Pay on Teacher Turnover: Findings from Year Two of the TEEG Program. Research Brief
National Center on Performance Incentives
A recent report published by the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) presents findings from the second-year of a multi-year evaluation of the Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG) program, a statewide educator incentive program that operated in Texas. As part of this larger study, evaluators examined how participation in the TEEG program generally--and specific design features of locally-developed performance pay plans specifically--impacted teacher turnover. Teacher turnover in TEEG schools was greatly influenced by the receipt and size of bonus awards. Evaluators found that the probability of teacher turnover fell as the magnitude of the TEEG bonus award increased, while the probability of teacher turnover increased sharply among teachers receiving no bonus award, or a relatively small award. This pattern holds for teachers overall as well as for beginning and experienced teachers. However, a modest TEEG bonus award, while more encouraging than no award at all, still led to a significantly higher turnover rate for teachers. Evaluators examined other design features of school's TEEG performance pay plans, including how schools' evaluated a teacher's contribution to student achievement and the unit accountability. [This research brief describes work performed by the National Center on Performance Incentives and documented in "Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG) Program: Year Two Evaluation Report" by Matthew G. Springer, Michael J. Podgursky, Jessica L. Lewis, Mark W. Ehlert, Timothy J. Gronberg, Laura S. Hamilton, Dennis W. Jansen, Omar S. Lopez, Art Peng, Brian M. Stecher, and Lori L. Taylor (ED510426).]
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: Texas Education Agency
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
Identifiers - Location: Texas