Evaluating the impact of performance-related pay for teachers in England

Adele Atkinson, Simon Burgess, Bronwyn Croxson, Paul Gregg, Carol Propper, Helen Slater, Deborah Wilson

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the impact of a performance-related pay scheme for teachers in England. Using data which matches individual pupils to individual teachers, and contains both test scores and value-added, we test whether the introduction of a payment scheme based on pupil attainment increased teacher effort. Our evaluation design controls for pupil effects, school effects and teacher effects, and adopts a difference-in-difference methodology. We find that the scheme did improve test scores and value added increased on average by about 40% of a grade per pupil.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-261
Number of pages11
JournalLabour Economics
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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