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Meinck, Sabine; Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Eraydin, Ipek – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
The acquisition of early literacy skills prior to school can positively influence later educational outcomes. However, children from culturally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds often lack stimulating educational activities at home. This analysis provides empirical evidence for 31 education systems on the association between parental…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests
Winters, Marcus; Greene, Jay P.; Ritter, Gary; Marsh, Ryan – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008
This paper examines evidence from a performance-pay program implemented in five Little Rock, Arkansas elementary schools between 2004 and 2007. Using a differences-in-differences approach, the evidence shows that students whose teachers were eligible for performance pay made substantially larger test score gains in math, reading, and language than…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Academic Achievement, Scores, Teacher Salaries