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ERIC Number: EJ806587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-13
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Teamwork Key for Pilot Plans on Teacher Pay
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v27 n45 p1, 11 Aug 2008
A variety of federally financed grants based on performance pay are providing insights into how districts and teachers can collaborate to implement sustainable programs designed to improve teaching and learning. The question of whether those Teacher Incentive Fund grants will yield measurably higher student achievement, applicant pools with better-qualified teachers and principals, and improved retention of effective teachers so far remains unanswered, say researchers, district administrators, and federal officials. According to Matthew G. Springer, the director of the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, they are learning a good deal about the implementation barriers that TIF grantees are encountering and their strategies to overcome these obstacles. He further states that it is still debatable whether the incentive plans designed and implemented as part of TIF will actually realize their intended purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Texas