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Chiang, Hanley; Wellington, Alison; Hallgren, Kristin; Speroni, Cecilia; Herrmann, Mariesa; Glazerman, Steven; Constantine, Jill – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Recent efforts to attract and retain effective educators and to improve teaching practices have focused on reforming evaluation and compensation systems for teachers and principals. In 2006, Congress established the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF), which provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Incentives, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
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Bernstein, Larry; Edmunds, Julie; Fesler, Lily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Students entering high school in 9th grade face a formidable challenge. The transition to high school from 8th grade brings with it increased risks for all students. For example, students in 9th grade are anywhere from three to five times more likely to fail a class than students in any other grade. Similarly, ninth grade retention rates are…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Readiness, High School Students, Student Adjustment
Siler, Stephanie A.; Klahr, David; Willows, Kevin; Magaro, Cressida – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
A central goal of instruction is to enable learners to transfer acquired knowledge to appropriate future situations. One factor that likely promotes far transfer is conceptual coherence (cf. Murphy & Medin, 1985). For elementary and middle-school school children in middle-high-SES schools, "explicit" instruction on the Control of…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Computer Assisted Instruction, Transfer of Training, Socioeconomic Status