Mathematica to Evaluate Teacher Incentive Fund
Contact: Cheryl Pedersen, (609) 275-2258
The study team includes Mathematica senior researcher Steven Glazerman, an expert in teacher compensation, training, and quality, as principal investigator. Matt Springer, director of Vanderbilt University’s National Center on Performance Incentives, is also a principal investigator.
Created by Congress in 2006, TIF was expanded and supported with ARRA funding in 2009. TIF's goals include reforming teacher and principal compensation to support rewards based on improved student performance; increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority, and disadvantaged students; and creating sustainable pay-for-performance systems.
Partners for the study include Vanderbilt University Peabody College and Chesapeake Research Associates.
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