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Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We study a teacher incentive policy in Washington State that awards a financial bonus to National Board certified teachers in high poverty schools. Using a regression discontinuity design, we find that the bonus policy increased the proportion of certified teachers in bonus-eligible schools by improving hiring, increasing certification rates of…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Rewards, Poverty, National Standards
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Brown, Nate – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Improving the quality of the teacher workforce is high on the nation's education policy agenda, but school systems continue to face difficulties in staffing STEM and special education classrooms with qualified teachers. This article documents the mismatch between the supply and demand of STEM and special education teachers in Washington State,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Barriers
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Goldhaber, Dan; Bignell, Wes; Farley, Amy; Walch, Joe; Cowan, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We report on research examining the revealed preferences of teachers in Denver Public Schools who were given the opportunity to select between remaining on a traditional salary schedule and opting into one of the nation's high-profile pay reform systems, Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers. The incentive structure creates…
Descriptors: Incentives, Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, Public School Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Bignell, Wes; Farley, Amy; Walch, Joe; Cowan, James – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
In this paper we report on research examining the revealed preferences of teachers in Denver Public Schools who were given the opportunity to select between remaining on a traditional salary schedule or opting in to one of the nation's highest profile pay reform systems, Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers. The incentive…
Descriptors: Preferences, Compensation (Remuneration), Incentives, Labor Market
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2014
This paper studies the pension preferences of Washington State public school teachers by examining two periods of time during which teachers were able to choose between enrolling in a traditional defined benefit plan and a hybrid plan with defined benefit and defined contribution components. Our findings suggest that a large share of teachers are…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Public School Teachers, Preferences, Selection
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Pennucci, Annie; Bignell, Wesley – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2012
In this descriptive paper we detail the structure of two Washington State teacher retirement plans: a traditional defined benefit plan and a hybrid defined benefit-defined contribution plan. We provide preliminary evidence on how retirement plan structures may relate to the choices that teachers make. Our analysis of the financial incentives…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Teacher Retirement, Incentives, Teacher Behavior
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Goldhaber, Dan; Destler, Katharine; Player, Daniel – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Some scholars and policymakers who are concerned about the inequitable distribution of quality teachers suggest offering financial incentives for working in hard-to-staff schools. Previous studies have estimated compensating differentials using hedonic modeling, an approach potentially undermined by district-wide salary schedules and the lack of…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Incentives, Labor Market
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Goldhaber, Dan; DeArmond, Michael; Player, Daniel; Choi, Hyung-Jai – Journal of Education Finance, 2008
This article presents a principal-agent model in the context of public schools to help explain the use of merit pay for teachers. The model considers how both the nature of teaching and the political costs of union resistance affect school district merit pay decisions. Our results support the idea that merit pay is more likely in environments…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Academic Achievement, Teacher Salaries, School Districts
Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Hannaway, Jane; Goldhaber, Dan; Figlio, David – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2007
While numerous recent authors have studied the effects of school accountability systems on student test performance and school "gaming" of accountability incentives, there has been little attention paid to substantive changes in instructional policies and practices resulting from school accountability. The lack of research is primarily…
Descriptors: Scores, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Educational Vouchers
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Goldhaber, Dan; Choi, Hyung-Jai; Cramer, Lauren – Economics of Education Review, 2007
In this paper, we use a unique data set that includes a panel of all teachers in North Carolina over a 4-year period (1996-1997 through 1999-2000) to describe the distribution of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) across classrooms, schools, and districts. The sorting of National Board Certified…
Descriptors: Credentials, National Standards, Incentives, Teacher Competencies