REAP Incentives for Teaching Sub
Incentives for Teaching
Pay Schemes for Improvement
China’s rural education system revolves around test taking.
Student performance on tests defines the reputation and revenue of schools. Teachers are incentivized to focus their efforts on students that are most likely to excel on tests. Students that fall behind are marginalized, and often leave school.
Pioneering a way to help all students learn.
REAP has partnered with the University of Chicago and school districts in China to develop a more effective way to incentivize teachers. Our incentive schemes reward teachers for focusing on all students, rather than a select few that excel on tests.
Changing teacher payment incentives works.
A series of REAP studies involving 400 rural schools shows students learn more when teachers are incentivized based on the performance of all students rather than a few. These payment reform schemes can be easily upscaled to other counties and provinces.
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