ERIC Number: EJ1019193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Mobility and Financial Incentives: A Descriptive Analysis of Denver's ProComp
Fulbeck, Eleanor S.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v36 n1 p67-82 Mar 2014
Extensive teacher mobility can undermine policy efforts to develop a high-quality workforce. In response, policymakers have increasingly championed financial incentives to retain teachers. In 2006, the Denver Public Schools adopted an alternative teacher compensation reform, the Professional Compensation System for Teachers ("ProComp"). Using longitudinal teacher-level data from 2001-2002 to 2010-2011, I estimate hazard models that identify the relationship between ProComp and teacher mobility. Specifically, I compare mobility patterns of teachers who received a ProComp incentive with those who did not, with special attention to teacher mobility in high-poverty schools. Results suggest receiving a ProComp incentive is associated with a significant decrease in the odds of departure. This appears to be driven by a decrease in a teacher's odds of leaving the district rather than moving to a new school within the district, by voluntary ProComp participants and by teachers who receive incentives that total more than $5,000.
Descriptors: Incentive Grants, Faculty Mobility, Compensation (Remuneration), Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Persistence, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Evidence, Data Analysis, Teacher Employment Benefits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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