Performance incentives: Their growing impact on American K-12 education
Author: Matthew G. Springer, Editor
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Call Number: LB2842.22 .P47 2009
The concept of pay for performance for public school teachers is growing in popularity and use, and it has resurged to once again occupy a central role in education policy. Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education offers the most up-to-date and complete analysis of this promising—yet still controversial—policy innovation.
Performance Incentives brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts, providing an unprecedented discussion and analysis of the pay-for-performance debate by:
- Identifying the potential strengths and weaknesses of tying pay to student outcomes;
- Comparing different strategies for measuring teacher accomplishments;
- Addressing key conceptual and implementation issues;
- Describing what teachers themselves think of merit pay;
- Examining recent examples in Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas;
- Studying the overall impact on student achievement.
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