What We’re Watching: Merit Pay, Teacher Pay, and Value Added Measures

In this video, Dan Willingham describes six problems (some conceptual, some statistical) with merit pay for teachers.

Ed Next recently published an evaluation of the impact of a merit pay plan in New York City that awarded bonuses to all teachers in schools that met performance targets. Please see “Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning?” by Sarena Goodman and Lesley Turner, which appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Ed Next.

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