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WWC Review of the Report "An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) after Four Years"
What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
WWC Review of the Report “Teacher Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from New York City Public Schools.” What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review
What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this document examined whether offering schoolwide performance bonuses to teachers had an effect on student achievement or teacher retention in New York City public schools. Researchers analyzed data on students and teachers from 396 high-need public elementary, middle, and high schools from 2007-08 through 2009-10. Of these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Outcome Measures, Merit Pay
What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment"
What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Transfer, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
WWC Quick Review of the Report "An Evaluation of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in Chicago: Year Two Impact Report"
What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The study examined whether the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program, which provides financial incentives for teachers, leads to improved student achievement and teacher retention. The study analyzed data on more than 67,000 students in grades 4 through 8 and on more than 8,000 teachers in about 260 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Elementary Schools, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
WWC Quick Review of the Report "Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Results from the First Year of a Randomized Controlled Study"
What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
The selected study examined the effects of comprehensive teacher induction (CTI) programs on teacher outcomes and student achievement. Within participating school districts, schools were randomly assigned to offer their beginning teachers either a CTI program or the district's standard induction program. Within the group participating in CTI, the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence