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Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education
Paperback - English


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 implemen - tation 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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About Author

Springer, Matthew G.
Matthew G. Springer is a research assistant professor of public policy and education at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where he directs the federally funded National Center on Performance Incentives. He is coauthor (with James Guthrie, Eric Houck, and Anthony Rolle) of the leading school finance textbook, School Finance and Policy (Pearson, 2007), and coeditor (with Mark Berends and Herbert Walberg) of Charter School Outcomes (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007).

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