Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: The Impact of Teacher Incentives on Student Achievement and Teacher Retention, Recruitment

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Flamingo (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Alison Wellington, Mathematica Policy Research
Panel Chairs:  Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research
Discussants:  Hanley Chiang, Mathematica Policy Research and James Wyckoff, University of Virginia

The Impact of Incentives to Recruit and Retain Teachers in “Hard-to-Staff” Subjects
Li Feng, Texas State University and Tim Sass, Georgia State University

Does Incentive Pay Impact Teacher Turnover? Evidence from Tennessee
Lori Taylor, Texas A&M University and Matthew Springer, Vanderbilt University

Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Impacts of Pay-for-Performance after Two Years
Hanley Chiang, Alison Wellington, Kristin C. Hallgren, Cecilia Speroni, Mariesa Herrmann, Steven Glazerman and Jill Constantine, Mathematica Policy Research

Effects of Teacher Evaluation and Incentives on Student Achievement: Evidence from DCPS
Melinda Adnot1, Thomas Dee2, Veronica Katz1 and James Wyckoff1, (1)University of Virginia, (2)Stanford University

This panel presents evidence on the impact of teacher incentives on educator outcomes (such as teacher recruitment and retention), student outcomes (such as student math or reading achievement), or both. The Obama Administration’s support of educator reform policies through programs such as the Race to the Top Initiative and the Teacher Incentive Fund have encouraged many states and school districts to reform how educators are evaluated and compensated. This panel includes four papers that provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of teacher incentive programs to affect educators’ behaviors, and ultimately, student achievement. They also inform program development and the improvement of teacher incentive programs.
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