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ERIC Number: EJ1102682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-6
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1099-839X
Using Student Test Scores to Award Merit Pay: A Look at the 2012 Pay-for-Performance Program for Idaho Schools
Storie, Gary; Denner, Peter R.
Current Issues in Education, v18 n3 Oct 2015
In the fall of 2012, Idaho implemented a plan to award bonus pay to schools whose students demonstrated academic growth based on the Betebenner (2008) method. This study examined the relationship of the amount of bonus paid to a school, the percentage of students from low income families associated with a school, and the location of the school (urban, suburban, town, or rural). Using hierarchical set regression, a statistically significant negative relationship was found between the percentage of students eligible for subsidized meals and per pupil school bonus pay. When school location was added as a predictor, rural school location emerged as a positive predictor of the amount of per pupil bonus money received by a school. The percentage of students eligible for subsidized meals also predicted whether a school received any bonus money.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho
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IES Cited: ED550494