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Monday, January 31st, 2011

  • NCPI Completes Evaluation of Texas Incentive Pay Programs

    In recent years, Texas has invested significant dollars into the design, implementation, and evaluation of several incentive pay programs for educators. NCPI has led a team of researchers to evaluate all three of the state’s 21st century incentive pay programs, with the final evaluation recently published.



  • NCPI Recognized As One of Peabody College’s “Great Ideas”

    The National Center on Performance Incentives has been deemed one of Peabody’s “Seven Great Ideas” in an article of the winter 2010 issue of the Peabody Reflector. The article celebrates the 225th anniversary of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development – and recognizes the evolution of education research at the institution including seven key innovations that continue to make a lasting impression on the field of education.


  • NCPI Website Features Experts on Educator Effectiveness

  • NCPI and Battelle for Kids’ 2010 national conference, Evaluating and Rewarding Educator Effectiveness: Navigating the Evolving Landscape, brought together the nation’s leading experts on topics critical to issues of educator effectiveness. Now, NCPI offers video footage from last fall’s conference, covering topics related to models for and challenges of evaluating educators, key lessons from research and practice, along with presentations from keynote speakers.

Upcoming News

  • NCPI Affiliates to Present at Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference – March 3-5, 2011


Recent Publications

  • Center Affiliates Advance Value-Added Research

    NCPI affiliates continue to make advancements in value-added research, resulting in several recent journal publications and a presentation at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) fall 2010 conference. Two recent journal articles were featured in Education Finance and Policy and The Stata Journal.


  • Center Affiliates Make an International Impact

    Dale Ballou, NCPI affiliate and associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, recently visited Brazil to participate in a seminar entitled Education Policy: A Discussion of Brazil and the U.S., while other center affiliates were contributing authors on a forthcoming report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.216 Ella



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