EdWeek notes that an evaluation of the first two years of Chicago's performance pay program shows little benefit, which is no particular surprise. But I'm wondering what we can learn from the experience.
How did it affect things in schools, if at all? Did it encourage more teamwork and effort, or just more test prep? There were only about 30 schools in the pilot, which was funded by the USDE through a program called TIF and modeled on something called the Teacher Advancement program.
Anyone at one of the TIF schools want to share their experience?