No Impact of Merit Pay in Chicago – Mathematica Policy Research

“Early Results Show No Impact of Teacher Advancement Program in Chicago – No Measurable Effect on Teachers Retention, Student Test Scores in Second Year of Rollout.” Mathematica Policy Research. June 1, 2010. Retrieved on August 22, 2011.

The study evaluates TAP (Teacher Advancement Program) and TIP (Teacher Incentive Program) which includes average teacher bonuses of $1,100 in year one, $2,600 in year two, and larger bonuses of up to $15,000 in later years. The findings in year two of the study were consistant with year one which was no increase in student test scores.


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