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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Reading Scores Get 'Bump' From Student Incentives, Study Finds

The first two paragraphs of this article:

School-based reward programs that offer students such incentives as cash, free MP3 players, or other gifts appear to produce improved reading achievement across grade levels, preliminary findings from an ongoing research project suggest.

The analysis, which looked only at charter schools because of the prevalence of incentive programs in the independent public schools, found no impact on students’ performance in mathematics.
Interesting... read more if you like.

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