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'Evaluating the Impact of Performance-related Pay for Teachers in England.'

Event details of Tinbergen Seminar: Simon Burgess (University of Bristol)
Date 18 January 2008
Time 15:00 -16:00
Location Gijsbert van Tienhovengebouw

This paper evaluates the impact of a performance-related pay scheme for teachers in England. Using data matching individual pupils to individual teachers, with 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, on average by about half a grade per pupil. We also find heterogeneity across subjects, with maths teachers showing no improvement.

For information: Randolph Sloof, Mirjam van Praag, and/or Bauke Visser.

Prof. dr. R. (Randolph) Sloof

Faculty of Economics and Business

Section Microeconomics

Gijsbert van Tienhovengebouw

Roetersstraat 31
1018 WB Amsterdam