51 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2012
This paper evaluates the impact of three different performance incentives schemes using data from a social experiment that randomized 88 Mexican high schools with over 40,000 students into three treatment groups and a control group. Treatment one provides individual incentives for performance on curriculum-based mathematics tests to students only, treatment two to teachers only and treatment three gives both individual and group incentives to students, teachers and school administrators. Program impact estimates reveal the largest average effects for treatment three, smaller impacts for treatment one and no impact for treatment two.
Keywords: student, teacher, and group incentives, randomized social experiment, Mexican high schools
JEL Classification: I2, O1
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Behrman, Jere and Parker, Susan and Todd, Petra and Wolpin, Kenneth I., Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment In Mexican High Schools (October 1, 2012). PIER Working Paper No. 13-004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206883 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206883
By Alan Krueger