How Teacher Pay Affects Student Performance

March 28, 2019 • Zach DiSchiano


An Education Next study using data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development found students achieve at higher levels in math and reading in countries that pay teachers more for their skills.

Researches came to a predictable conclusion that students educated by teachers with higher cognitive abilities typically outperform those taught by mediocre or subpar scholars. Consequently, increasing the teacher talent pool by raising starting salaries may attract higher quality teachers and effectively raise student performance across the country.

To read more about the study, visit the Education Next website or check out this report from Education Week.

Zach DiSchiano is the communications specialist at TASB HR Services. He can be reached at

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