A video examining a study of whether it's possible to identify high-performing teachers and offer them a bonus to transfer into struggling schools
Research Recap: Talent Transfer Initiative
Talent Transfer Initiative: Attracting and Retaining High-Performing Teachers in Low-Performing Schools
This study examined whether providing large financial incentives would encourage high-performing teachers to transfer to low-performing schools, whether those teachers would be successful at improving student achievement, and whether they would remain at the school after the payments ended.
Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers (Issue Brief)
Many education policy experts have raised concerns that disadvantaged students, who are often concentrated in low-performing schools, do not have the same access to highly effective teachers as other students. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)...
Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Randomized Experiment
This report looks at the Talent Transfer Initiative, which offers a $20,000 incentive to high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools. The intervention had positive effects on student test scores in math and reading in elementary schools—the equivalent of a 4 to 10 percentile point increase....
Equal Access to Effective Teaching: What New Research Has to Say about the Problem and a Possible Solution. Do disadvantaged students have equal access to effective teachers? If not, can incentives be used to address the problem?