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Glazerman, Steven; Chiang, Hanley; Wellington, Alison; Constantine, Jill; Player, Dan – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2011
The body of research on the design, implementation, and effects of performance-based compensation systems has influenced the design and evaluation of the 2010 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants. In the sections presented here, the authors describe the key components of 2010 TIF grants and the conceptual framework for the evaluation. The remainder…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Grants
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Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Silk, Kami; Horodynski, Mildred A.; Mercer, Laura; Olson, Beth – Journal of Primary Prevention, 2009
The early introduction of solids to infants is a risk factor associated with later health problems including allergies, overweight, and diabetes. The Infant Feeding Series (TIFS), a newly designed curriculum that promotes the appropriate transition to solids through parenting education and behavior change among low-income mothers, used the Theory…
Descriptors: Mothers, Self Efficacy, Prevention, Behavior Modification
Koppich, Julia E. – Center for Educator Compensation Reform, 2010
As of August 2010, a total of 33 states, school districts, charter school coalitions, and other education organizations had received Teacher Incentive Funds (TIF) to redesign compensation programs for teachers and principals. The U.S. Department of Education named a new cohort of TIF grantees on September 23, 2010. TIF grantees have faced a number…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Salaries, School Districts
Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2011
The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) is a model for training, teacher advancement, and instructional strategies. Based on interviews and observations, the four TAP principles were implemented with fidelity during the 2010-11 school year, with one exception--teacher evaluations. Feedback was slow, and teachers had concerns about the reliability of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods, Interviews
Watson, Jeffery; Witham, Peter; St. Louis, Timothy – Center for Educator Compensation Reform, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) seeks to transform education compensation systems so that principal and teacher performance (measured through classroom productivity measures) connects to compensation. Classroom-level productivity measures require robust student-teacher linkage data. Organizations such as the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Incentive Grants
Finster, Matthew – Teacher Incentive Fund, US Department of Education, 2015
To effectively address teacher turnover, Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees need to follow an approach that entails aligning the tracking, diagnosing, and intervening processes. Unfortunately, too often retention strategies are implemented without regard to the various types of teacher turnover and specific data about the causes of turnover.…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Labor Turnover, Incentive Grants
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National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in high-need schools. The study measures the impact of pay-for-performance bonuses as part of a comprehensive compensation system within a large, multisite random assignment study design. The treatment schools were to…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, Principals, Salaries
Kappler, Lois A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A strong focus has been placed on accountability for the educational process and the achievement of all students. This has put tremendous pressure on teachers, as well as school administrators, superintendents, and school board members, to seek innovative ways to increase student achievement and to ensure that effective teachers are in all…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Educational Practices
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Chiang, Hanley; Speroni, Cecilia; Herrmann, Mariesa; Hallgren, Kristin; Burkander, Paul; Wellington, Alison – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in high-need schools. The study measures the impact of pay-for-performance bonuses as part of a comprehensive compensation system within a large, multisite random assignment study design. The treatment schools were to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence, Merit Pay
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Chiang, Hanley; Speroni, Cecilia; Herrmann, Mariesa; Hallgren, Kristin; Burkander, Paul; Wellington, Alison – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in high-need schools. The study measures the impact of pay-for-performance bonuses as part of a comprehensive compensation system within a large, multisite random assignment study design. The treatment schools were to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence, Merit Pay
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Goff, Peter; Goldring, Ellen; Canney, Melissa – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
In an era of heightened accountability and limited fiscal resources, school districts have sought novel ways to increase the effectiveness of their principals in an effort to increase student proficiency. To address these needs, some districts have turned to pay-for-performance programs, aligning leadership goals with financial incentives to…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Incentives, Merit Pay, Principals
Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2010
Merit pay programs for educators--sometimes referred to a "pay for performance"--attempt to tie a teacher's compensation to his/her performance in the classroom. While the idea of merit pay for classroom teachers has been around for several decades, only now is it starting to be implemented in a growing number of districts around the…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teacher Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change
Education Commission of the States (NJ1), 2010
Merit pay programs for educators -- sometimes referred to a "pay for performance" -- attempt to tie a teacher's compensation to his/her performance in the classroom. While the idea of merit pay for classroom teachers has been around for several decades, only now is it starting to be implemented in a growing number of districts around the…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Change, Federal Programs
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Sun, Koun-Tem; Chen, Yu-Jen; Tsai, Shu-Yen; Cheng, Chien-Fen – Applied Measurement in Education, 2008
In educational measurement, the construction of parallel test forms is often a combinatorial optimization problem that involves the time-consuming selection of items to construct tests having approximately the same test information functions (TIFs) and constraints. This article proposes a novel method, genetic algorithm (GA), to construct parallel…
Descriptors: Test Format, Measurement Techniques, Equations (Mathematics), Item Response Theory
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
Three big-city districts--Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York--have terminated federal grants aimed at promoting performance-based compensation plans and professional development for teachers and principals. Overall, the 2010 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants to the three districts would have provided an $88 million payout over five years--nearly 7…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Unions
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