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Pay-for-Performance: Evaluating the Teacher Incentive Fund

2009-2017
Prepared For

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation

Pay-for-performance for educators continues to attract attention and support. The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) has funded over $2 billion in grants to support performance-based teacher and principal compensation aimed at attracting top talent to high-needs schools. Mathematica’s seven-year, $13.9 million study for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences involves a rigorous national evaluation of TIF. The study was mandated by the legislation authorizing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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