The Education Exchange: Tennessee Ties Teacher Tenure to Performance

Policy change, new evaluation program improved teaching by more than 10 percent, a new study says

Photo of Eric S. TaylorA Faculty Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Eric S. Taylor, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Taylor’s latest research, which demonstrates how evaluation programs that reward teachers for student performance leads to higher performing teachers.

The paper, “Employee Evaluation and Skill Investments: Evidence from Public School Teachers,” is available at

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