In the look at the first year of this merit pay program for teacher the new study found mixed results for teachers. The report found that teachers in this program did not really change teaching methods, but 70% of them had a “strong desire” to earn a bonus..
Massive turnover of schools in the program is bad. Around 60 percent of teachers in the program did say that the program did a good job of distinguishing effective teachers from ineffective teachers at their school.
The report includes a whole lot of other data.