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Pay for Performance Doesn’t Raise Test Scores

Education Policy Pay for Performance Doesn’t Work

I think that anyone who has known or has had a superlative teacher realizes that teachers do not enter their profession for the financial rewards it offers.  They do it from their heart.  So, I guess it shouldn’t be a revelation that merit pay does not impact a teacher’s performance.  I would guess that professional development, coaching, and team teaching would be bigger drivers.  But this is the first official and scientific study on merit pay for student performance so it helps to shed light on what works (and doesn’t) to impact student test scores. Read more…