Effective Teacher Retention Bonuses

  title={Effective Teacher Retention Bonuses},
  author={Matthew G. Springer and Walker A. Swain and Luis A. Rodriguez},
  journal={Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis},
  pages={199 - 221}
We report findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation of the recently implemented US$5,000 retention bonus program for effective teachers in Tennessee’s Priority Schools. We estimate the impact of the program on teacher retention using a fuzzy regression discontinuity design by exploiting a discontinuity in the probability of treatment conditional on the composite teacher effectiveness rating that assigns bonus eligibility. Point estimates for the main effect of the bonus are not different… 

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