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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
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Campuzano, Larissa; Dynarski, Mark; Agodini, Roberto; Rall, Kristina – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2009
In the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Congress called for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to conduct a rigorous study of the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement. A 2007 report presenting study findings for the 2004-2005 school year, indicated that, after one…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Computer Software
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Brock, Thomas; LeBlanc, Allen; Paxson, Christina; Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Barrow, Lisa – MDRC, 2009
MDRC launched the Opening Doors demonstration to test four distinct interventions that were designed to help more students persist in community college and accomplish their academic and personal goals. This report describes the impacts of a performance-based scholarship program with a counseling component on academic success and persistence among…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Academic Persistence, Credits, Program Effectiveness
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Lovett, Marsha; Meyer, Oded; Thille, Candace – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is an open educational resources project at Carnegie Mellon University that began in 2002 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. OLI creates web-based courses that are designed so that students can learn effectively without an instructor. In addition, the courses are often used by instructors…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cooperative Learning, Program Effectiveness, Acceleration (Education)
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Odell, Patricia M. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience & Students in Transition, 1996
"Avenues to Success in College," a noncredit first-year orientation course, taught study and coping skills, familiarized students with campus facilities, and provided information about drug/alcohol use and other first-year concerns. Students completing the course earned higher average grades, were less likely to experience academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Coping