Researchers (from 4 noted institutions) conducted 6 experiments in 3 low-performing Chicago area districts. Incentives to do well on low-stakes diagnostic tests were measured, not the long-term effect of learning the material. LEX doesn't use this approach. Is there any value in this research to our current reward system? Other question...When is a reward a bribe? How are we effectively rewarding our students for achievement and effort? Share one of your stories.
Study Finds Timing of Student Rewards Key to Effectiveness. Sarah Sparks. 8.1.12 Education Week