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ERIC Number: ED544549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT"
What Works Clearinghouse
This study examined the effect of IMPACT on teacher retention and performance. IMPACT is a high-stakes teacher evaluation system used in the District of Columbia public schools that gives teachers scores reflecting their performance in the classroom and the achievement of their students. Based on these scores, teachers were assigned to one of four groups: Highly Effective, Effective, Minimally Effective, and Ineffective. Highly Effective teachers received sizeable increases in compensation, Ineffective teachers were immediately dismissed, and Minimally Effective teachers were scheduled for dismissal if improvement did not occur in one year. Additional information related to sample attrition is needed from the authors to determine whether this study can "meet WWC standards without reservations." A more thorough review (forthcoming) will determine the WWC study rating and will provide additional details about the study findings. [The following study is reviewed in this "Quick Review": Dee, T., & Wyckoff, J. (2013). "Incentives, selection, and teacher performance: Evidence from IMPACT" (NBER Working Paper 19529). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from (See ED544547.) This quick review was prepared for the What Works Clearinghouse by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-IES-13-C-0010.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia