Incentive Strength and Teacher Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System
Scott Imberman () and
Michael Lovenheim ()
The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, vol. 97, issue 2, 364-386
We estimate the impact of incentive strength on achievement under a group-based teacher incentive pay program. The system provides variation in the share of students in a subject-grade that a teacher instructs, which proxies for incentive strength. We find that achievement on incentivized exams, but not nonincentivized exams, improves when incentives strengthen. For the incentivized exams, we find that effects fade out monotonically as a teacher's portion of the group increases to between 20 and 30 percentage and are larger for teachers with low-achieving students. Calculations based off these estimates show modest positive effects of the program overall. © 2015 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keywords: incentive strength; achievement; teacher; pay program; incentivized exams; nonincentivized exams; monotonically (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H00 I20 I21 J00 J45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (15) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Incentive Strength and Teacher Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:tpr:restat:v:97:y:2015:i:2:p:364-386
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://mitpressjour ... rnal/?issn=0034-6535
Access Statistics for this article
The Review of Economics and Statistics is currently edited by Amitabh Chandra, Olivier Coibion, Bryan S. Graham, Shachar Kariv, Amit K. Khandelwal, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Brigitte C. Madrian and Rohini Pande
More articles in The Review of Economics and Statistics from MIT Press
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ann Olson ().