merit pay

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    “Patently false,” says Dr. Terry Stoops.

    Can teachers collaborate and compete with one another? Of course they can – regardless of what some think. Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, addresses the notion that merit pay would increase competition and reduce collaboration among North Carolina’s public school teachers. Stoops offered these comments…
    Donna Martinez, October 30, 2017
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    Meta-Analysis: Merit Pay Increases Student Performance

    Matthew Springer, Lam Pham, and Tuan Nguyen from Vanderbilt University recently published “Teacher Merit Pay and Student Test Scores: A Meta-Analysis,” which examines “reported findings from 44 primary studies” of teacher merit pay programs.  They concluded that the “presence of a merit pay program is associated with a modest, statistically…
    Terry Stoops, April 12, 2017
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    When you don’t reward excellence, this happens…

    Charlotte Observer: NC Teacher of Year chooses advocacy job over return to CMS It’s just another example of how our statewide salary scale harms public school teachers and students.
    Terry Stoops, July 7, 2015
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    More evidence that performance pay works

    In “Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT,” Thomas Dee of Stanford University and James Wyckoff of UVA evaluated Washington, D.C.’s IMPACT program.  IMPACT was one of Michelle Rhee’s signature initiatives. It included four components: 1. High-powered incentives for both high- and low-performing teachers 2. Multi-faceted measures of…
    Terry Stoops, October 21, 2013