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ERIC Number: ED517012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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Teacher Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from New York City Public Schools. NBER Working Paper No. 16850
Fryer, Roland G.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Financial incentives for teachers to increase student performance is an increasingly popular education policy around the world. This paper describes a school-based randomized trial in over two-hundred New York City public schools designed to better understand the impact of teacher incentives on student achievement. I find no evidence that teacher incentives increase student performance, attendance, or graduation, nor do I find any evidence that the incentives change student or teacher behavior. If anything, teacher incentives may decrease student achievement, especially in larger schools. The paper concludes with a speculative discussion of theories that may explain these stark results.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research
Identifiers - Location: New York
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
IES Cited: ED544193