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Creating Teacher Incentives for School Excellence and Equity

Policy Brief - Jan 12, 2012

Author(s) - Barnett Berry, Center for Teaching Quality (Policy Brief) Jon Eckert, Wheaton College (Policy Brief) Scott R. Bauries, University of Kentucky College of Law (Legislative Brief)

A newly released report highlights incentives that can be much more effective in attracting and retaining quality teachers than simple merit pay programs. The report shows how merit pay programs that reward teachers based on their students' standardized test scores do little to improve student achievement and offers information on other incentives that could be more successful.