NCPI Publications


The National Center on Performance Incentives provides publications related to our focused program of research. As the premier research source on the role of performance incentives in education, the Center publishes books, technical reports, working papers, conference papers, and policy briefs on various subjects related to performance incentives and educator compensation reform. These publications are intended to provide education researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the general public with access to our research findings and their implications for research, practice, and policy.*

We have organized our publications into key topic areas to facilitate ease of accessing information as it relates to a given subject. By clicking on each item listed below, you will find publications for each key topic area.

The Center also published a volume in 2009, Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education, which brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts who provide an unprecedented discussion and analysis of the pay for performance debate. To learn more about this book, please click here.

* The resources posted are in the name of the author(s) and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the National Center on Performance Incentives or sponsoring agencies. Questions about the research, recommendations, and policy proposals contained within these works should be directed to the authors.

“The NCPI project presented an opportunity to create a viable partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association and our community’s private sector. Our efforts represent an unprecedented level of cooperation in our city and perhaps the nation. One thing brought us together–a commitment to diligently seek to provide the best possible education for our children while also examining ways to best compensate teachers for excellent work. It is a privilege that our city and Vanderbilt University are at the center of this important national research and discussion.”

Pamela B. Garrett,
Executive Director, Nashville Alliance for Public Education