Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

  • Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education

    The concept of pay for performance for public school teachers is growing in popularity and use, and has resurged to once again occupy a central role in education policy.Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Educationoffers the most up-to-date and complete analysis of this promising – yet still controversial – policy innovation. The volume is published by the Brookings Institution Press. To order a copy, please click here or call 1-800-537-5487 or 410-516-6956.



  • NCPI Explores Role of Teacher Retirement Benefit Systems

    The subject of teacher pensions is a critical and yet understudied area in the education policy. NCPI’s 2009 national conference brought together scholars from renowned universities and research institutions across the country to discuss the design and implications of teacher retirement systems used in the American K-12 public education system.


  • NCPI Finds Performance Pay Supported by Texas Educators, Holds Promise for Retaining Teachers

    Performance pay is generally supported by teachers in schools where it is implemented and holds promise for retaining teachers in those schools, two new NCPI studies about Texas’ teacher performance pay program have found. The research was conducted by a team of researchers from NCPI, the RAND Corporation, Texas A&M University, and University of Missouri under a grant from the Texas Education Agency


  • NCPI and CALDER Hold Research Conference on Emerging Findings of No Child Left Behind Act

    The Washington D.C.-based Urban Institute’s National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and NCPI held a research conference entitledNCLB: Emerging Findings on August 12, 2009. More than 20 policy analysts and leading experts in the field of education policy research convened at this conference to discuss the No Child Left Behind Act.


Upcoming Events

Recent Publications

  • NCPI Completes Evaluation of Nation’s Largest State-Funded Performance Pay Program

    These reports present findings from the third-year evaluations of Texas’ Governor’s Educator Excellence Grant (GEEG) program and the Texas Educator Excellence Grant (TEEG) program.


  • Hansen, Podgursky, and Costrell Compile Research on Teacher Retirement Systems

    This research brief, “Teacher Retirement Systems: Research Findings”, provides a summary of findings presented at NCPI’s 2009 conference, Rethinking Teacher Retirement Benefit Systems.