Working paper 01/036 - Abstract

The Impact of Teacher Pay Reform on Pupil Attainment: An outline of the CMPO research project on the Performance Threshold

Simon Burgess and Bronwyn Croxson

In 2000 the government introduced a nationwide reform of teacher pay in England, which linked increases in salary to the performance of individual teachers. This paper outlines a research project which evaluates the impact of the new pay regime on pupil attainment. The paper provides a brief summary of the nature of the new pay regime and relevant aspects of the reforms, an outline of the method and econometric strategy, a description of the various sources of data and the strategy for obtaining data from schools, and an outline of progress to date in obtaining this data.

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