Primary Education News

3 Oct '14

News Student rewards such as cash and free trips fail to improve GCSE results

Major study found that incentives made some pupils work harder in class but had no impact on exam performanceOffering rewards such as cash payments or free trips make pupils work harder in class but fail to improve their exam results, according to an intensive £1.6m study involving 10,000 children.The project involved pupils studying for GCSE exams at 63 schools in deprived areas across England, and was aided by a team of academics that included superstar professors such as Steven Levitt, the co-author of Freakonomics, and John List of the University of Chicago. Continue reading...

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