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Fryer, Roland G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
Financial incentives for teachers to increase student performance is an increasingly popular education policy around the world. This paper describes a school-based randomized trial in over two-hundred New York City public schools designed to better understand the impact of teacher incentives on student achievement. I find no evidence that teacher…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Incentives, Teacher Salaries, Urban Schools
Fryer, Roland G., Jr. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
This paper describes a series of school-based randomized trials in over 250 urban schools designed to test the impact of financial incentives on student achievement. In stark contrast to simple economic models, our results suggest that student incentives increase achievement when the rewards are given for inputs to the educational production…
Descriptors: Productivity, Urban Schools, Incentives, Academic Achievement