ERIC Number: EJ964400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
What Are Achievement Gains Worth--to Teachers?
Marsh, Julie A.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n4 p52-56 Dec 2011
In 2007, New York City schools commenced a school-level pay-for-performance program for teachers and staff in about 200 schools. The authors found that the program didn't improve schools or student outcomes. Why? Because the program failed to create conditions that theory suggests are necessary for performance-based incentive programs to change behaviors, and the program did not appear to motivate teachers to change their behaviors.
Descriptors: Incentives, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains, Program Effectiveness, Merit Pay, Academic Achievement, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York