Recruitment & Retention

Research on Cash Incentives

By Kevin Bushweller — January 14, 2008 1 min read
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A recent column in Education Week offers an update on the cash for test scores debate, which we have covered on several occasions in this blog.

This update sheds research light on the debate by examining a new report by a professor of labor economics at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The study found that when students and teachers in some Texas public schools were offered up to $500 for each passing Advanced Placement score, AP participation and scores increased.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.