School-Based Performance Awards: A Policy Design for Washington State

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Title: School-Based Performance Awards: A Policy Design for Washington State
Author: VanMeter, Sara Jo
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Political Science
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: This paper recommends that Washington State experiment with a school-based performance award (SBPA) program as part of its K-12 public education accountability system. An assessment of research on SBP A programs in two other states suggests these programs complement a performance-based accountability system by providing a financial incentive for schools to align their practices with state learning standards. The design elements of a SBPA program have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the program to motivate teachers to improve student performance. Therefore, Washington policymakers should carefully consider what elements of a SBP A program will encourage an increase in student achievement across the state.
Subject: School improvement programs -- United States
Subject: School management and organization -- Washington (State)
Subject: School improvement programs -- Washington (State)
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