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Title: Monetary Incentives for Low-Stakes Tests
Description: This Research and Development report documents the findings of an experiment to examine the impact of monetary incentives on student effort and performance. The study arose from a concern that the poor performance of U.S. 12th grade students on low-stakes assessments may be partially explained as motivational. It used an experimental design with 12th graders taking TIMSS assessment items to test the assumption that a sufficient monetary incentive would increase student effort and therefore improve student performance.
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Cover Date: April 2001
Web Release: April 19, 2001
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Publication #: NCES 2001024
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Research and Development Report
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
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