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Study Authors Note These Key Findings:
1. Students in schools where the ACPP operated in 2005-06 showed an improvement
of 3.5 normal curve equivalent points. For the average student, this gain represents
an improvement of nearly 7 percentile points.
2. Teachers in the merit pay program
3. Teachers in the merit pay program were less likely than comparison teachers
to agree that low-performing students were a burden in the classroom.
4. Teachers in the merit pay program were more likely than comparison students
to report that the academic performance of their students had improved over
the past year.