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Re: Bribing Students for Test Scores -- Need More Examples



Just a minor point: not all students here in NYC are eligible for the
money-for-high-scores thing. At least for now, they have to be enrolled in
certain "low-performing" public schools. That wasn't clear from the
Baltimore Sun article, but it was clear from at least one NY Times article
published recently.

Elsa Haas

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SCHOOLS TO OFFER PAY FOR SCORES
CITY INCENTIVES UP TO $110 PER STUDENT FOR GRADUATION TESTS
Baltimore Sun -- January 23, 2007
by Sara Neufeld

The Baltimore school system will pay high school students who improve
their scores on the state graduation exams [...] Financial incentives for
students are being used in New York City [...]In a program created by a
Harvard economist that began last fall, students in New York can earn up to
$500 for test scores and good attendance. According to accounts in The New
York Times, the program has been controversial [...]