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MEDIA ADVISORY: Results of nation’s first test of teacher performance pay to be released 12:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010

by Sep. 16, 2010, 11:23 AM

The results of the nation’s first scientific evaluation of performance pay for teachers will be released Sept. 21, 2010, at 12:45 p.m. CDT by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development.

Video of the event will be streamed live at An archive of the video will be posted to that website after the event.

The event will present the findings of the Project on Incentives in Teaching, or POINT, a three-year experiment conducted in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools that studied the effect of teacher pay bonuses on student performance. The study was conducted by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt in partnership with the RAND Corporation.

WHO: Matthew Springer, executive director of the National Center on Performance Incentives, will present the findings.

WHAT: Release of the POINT report on the impact of teacher performance pay on student achievement

WHEN: Sept. 21, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. South


WEB: Report will be available for download at

Live video at Archived video will be posted after the event to this address and to