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

Abstract

The National Center on Performance Incentives hosted a research to policy conference in February 2008 entitled Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education. The conference brought together more than twenty scholars from multiple disciplines to debate the merits and weaknesses of performance-related pay policy. The conference was attended by a standing room only crowd of more than 320 education researchers, policymakers, students, teachers and journalists. 

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The concept of pay for performance for public school teachers is growing in popularity and use, and 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