POINT Experiment

In an effort to explore the impact of performance incentives in education, the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) partnered with the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to conduct the Project on Incentives in Teaching, or POINT. The study examined the effects on student outcomes of paying eligible teachers bonuses of up to $15,000 per year on the student test-score gains on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). More specifically, the analysis was designed to address several impact areas, including student achievement, teacher behavior, organizational dynamics, unintended consequences, and cost effectiveness.

To learn more about POINT, please click on any of the following links:

POINT Reports

POINT Surveys

POINT Release Highlights and Findings

  • Click here to watch video of the release findings.
  • Click here to watch highlights from the release.

All media inquires should be directed to NCPI at  ncpi@vanderbilt.edu.