Why Performance Pay? An Analysis of the Predictors of State Performance-Pay Policy Adoption
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This study employed binary logistic regression and the methodological approach of adoption and innovation research to explore predicting factors in the adoption of performance-pay policy throughout the United States. Less than half the state education departments in the United States have adopted performance-pay policies. What influences the statewide adoption of performance pay? Policymakers argue that performance-pay programs encourage the recruitment and retention of the best employees, and programs such as the Race to the Top and other policy initiatives are intended to encourage the ...