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Should Schools Offer Cash Bonuses for Good Test Scores?

  • Money, MONEY, MONEY!!!!!

    Yes, I think that schools should offer cash bonuses for high test scores because frankly, people, or humans, only work hard for one thing, and one thing only... Money! Kids, either in elementary, middle school, or high school, only really try to work for money to get a higher test score than normal. I, myself, get high test scores already, like in between 85%-100% grades already... If they had this rule, I would already have $1,300 in my wallet or bank account.

    Two downsides...... First downside, where would the money COME from? I'd say from the government. Each time, and I mean each month, a government worker would come to the school to every class and drop off $40,000 for the teacher. Knowing the teacher is not greedy, they would have a recording book of the amount of money given away. Second downside, if the government runs out of money, students may or may not stop working hard and thinking of slacking so the teacher may have to postpone all tests if the government doesn't find a way to find money for students....


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  • Yes, I think that schools should offer cash bonuses for good test scores

    I think that in schools below college level it would be beneficial to offer cash or gift cards as rewards for good test scores. I think it would motivate kids to work harder and to actually study to achieve good scores. I don't think this should be offered at college levels however, because college students are majoring in a certain field and they need to have the integrity to do good so they can become professionals in what they are majoring in.

  • Yes, it is a good incentive.

    Yes, schools should offer cash bonuses for good test scores, because that models the working world. In the real world, people who perform better get paid more. Often, their effort makes them perform better, but not always. This teaches students to work hard, because they know that there are real, tangible rewards to hard work.

  • Yes there should be cash bonuses for good test scores

    The school should give out cash bonuses because it would help ids be motivated for better test scores. The cash bonus could also help kids be able to go to college and get a good job and there wont be anybody in the area that hasn't gone to college unless they didn't save their money. Not to though they still have a chance to go to college.

  • Schools Should Offer Cash Bonuses for Good Test Scores

    Schools should offer cash bonuses for good test scores. Students would show dramatic academic growth in several school categories. Paying students money for good grades would embolden them to get improved grades. And by boosting students grades their future could brighten. Moreover, adults get paid for work, so students should too.

    According to Joe Nystrom, a math teacher at a low-income school, “Students work better if they have a wanted reason to work.” Student Jacob Hook showed remarkable growth when offered a cash bonus. Jacob was a “D” student but when offered a cash bonus he made honor role. Jacob was not only encouraged by the incentive but he acted on his encouragement landing him on the honor roll. Jacob displayed how students work harder if they are offered a reward. Kids are known to do many things if they are offered a prize. A cash bonus levels the playing fields between low-income students and high-income students who are usually already paid for exceptional grades.

    According to MDRC, an organization best known for evaluation cash incentives, “High school participants randomly selected for a test were 30% more likely to stay for another semester if offered a cash bonus.” Therefore a cash incentive would decrease the dropout rate of students. Moreover, students could save their earned money for a future college they want to attend. The cash incentive is meant to help students on their future road. Students often fall through a trapdoor of pressure. However, an incentive would relieve students pressure and restore students to do well in school.

    According to NCES, the National Center for Education, Coloradoan students are averagely at school for 7.01 hours every school day. And according to the CDLE, the department of labor and employment, the average Coloradoan adult works 8 hours per work day. Therefore students attend school nearly as long as adults work at their job. And while adults learn at their job students learn at school. Adults work at their job. And students work at school. Adults get paid. While students do not get paid. And don't adults perform better when a bonus or a promotion is at stake? Like adults, students work harder for money.

    A cash bonus for good test scores would give an incentive to perform better at school and keep students in school. Cash bonuses encourage students and give them a reward for their hard work. Students often do not do their work and are then drowned in a sea of stress. If cash bonuses were offered, students would be sure to meet deadlines. The cash bonus strengthens students future for their benefit.

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  • Yes they should

    Money rewards would encourage students to study. Good grades are good for future schooling and career choices. Considering many kids these days are more interested in money, cash rewards would motivate students. Individuals do their best work when they are motivated, making the cash rewards a successful encouragement. Since your grades are a major factor throughout life, it is important to get high marks. Money rewards could assist in this goal.

  • Of Course They Should Get Money!!!

    For the kids who always try, this is a good incentive. It's not fair if they have to suffer because of the kids who want to cheat. That will only hurt them in life so let them do them. If they want to cheat, let them, but don't punish the kids who don't for their actions. That's not fair to everyone.

  • Hard working and generous teachers deserve more.

    Every teacher can get paid, but some are sarcastic and arrogant to go home. Teachers who care should get bonuses, not the slack jobs who have no care at all. I see great teachers everyday get disrespected and still have to go through with this. Good teachers, need more respect.

  • Yes they should

    Bonus they will be moree to class and do their work.They will want to come to school and practice for thee test so they can get better test scores and get paid.Most kids and teens(not all) now days all they want is money.If you offer them money then the are more motivated to focus and do well on the test.If they do well on the test giving the a cash bonus the first time will motivate them to do it all again. Motivated to com
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  • Yes they should

    Bonus they will be moree to class and do their work.They will want to come to school and practice for thee test so they can get better test scores and get paid.Most kids and teens(not all) now days all they want is money.If you offer them money then the are more motivated to focus and do well on the test.If they do well on the test giving the a cash bonus the first time will motivate them to do it all again. Motivated to com
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  • No, they shouldn't.

    There is no reason for this. For one, the school would have to actually be able to take in enough money to fund this, and if the money came from the government, well, that money still has to come from somewhere. The possible abuse of the system comes into play as well, for instance, cheating on a test. In addition, what tests are we even talking about? If we're talking about standardized testing, then cheating would have to be monitored even more severely than it is now, and if we're talking about tests in general classes, well, we're back to cheating again. All in all, the idea has to be refined considerably before it would ever be likely to work in practice.

  • Schools should not offer cash bonuses.

    Schools should not offer cash bonuses for good test scores. This would make more of the students try and get better test scores, but there would be consequences. Taxes would have to be raised in order to pay the students, and what are scholarships for? To pay the students. If they get a good test score, then they can earn a scholarship. If they get a scholarship, then they don't have to pay for something. They are also able to attend a better college if they get a higher test score. This leads to better paying jobs, which enables them to make more money..

    Also look at what the average person must do. In order to pay for these bonuses, more taxes would have to be put into effect. This would lead to most people paying extra money to people they don't even know, and probably won't ever meet. People would not like this because it would be the money they earned paying the random people who get good test scores. This would make it so that they would be spending money with no gain for them, which would cause a significant number of complaints about the waist of money, because of the fact that most people are selfish.

    Students would try harder, but only because there was an immediate award attached to it. They would not learn how to work for no immediate reward, as they would just studying for the test. This is an important lesson for college because there are no immediate rewards in college. Everything you do there you do trying to get in a position for a good job after college. Therefore, there are no immediate rewards.

    Overall, giving students rewards for good test scores is an extremely bad idea. It costs the average person extra money, which they would rather spend on their own things. It also does not allow the students to learn an extremely important lesson for college, which is how to work on something with no immediate reward. This leads to them struggling in college more than people who have learned this lesson. Lastly, it indicates that test scores are the most important thing, and that you can make your way through life by just getting good grades on tests, which is untrue. You will not be having multiple choice question tests like in school once you get a job. You will have to actually apply what you have learned. You might have to use algebraic expressions in order to figure out how much food you will need on a seven day camping trip.

  • I Think it Will Motivate Students For The Wrong Reason

    Students will only be interested in the money not the actual test score and it will encourage students to cheat on the test to get the money. After they take the test they will forget the information because they are only in it for the money. Students should be motivated to get good grades not motivated for the money.

  • Schools aren't that rich

    Okay first of all, people didn't make schools to pay kids because of their test scores and second If teachers give out money to good test scores it would make other students feel bad, thinking that they are dumb to go to their own school. School is not a job, school is when you get education, make friends, and learn new things. That's all they need in their school life. Also, schools can't afford that much money. The school needs the money for safety hazards. For example, they need the money for replacements, supplies, etc. So think that's a bad idea .

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  • No kids should not get paid for good test scores!

    I think kids should not get cash bonuses for good test scores because instead of kids getting motivated to study, kids will get motivated to cheat. Kid's grades will go from f's or d's to a's or b's by cheating of another kids paper. Plus, if a kid is not doing well and they don't get money meanwhile the smarter students get money the other students will feel left out.

  • No kids should not get money for good test scores.

    Because kids will work for money. Say the kid goes to a new school and that school does not give out money and that kid will fail and the parents will not be happy with their child.The kid is failing school.And may not get into a good collage then his or her life is all messed up!!!That is my opinion on why we should not have cash bonuses for good test scores:):):):):)

  • No kids should not get money

    Because kids will work for the money . Say the kid goes to a new school and that school does not give money and that kid will fail and the parents will not be happy with the child . The kid is failing school . And may not get into a good collage then his or her life is all mess up!!! That is my opinon on why we should not have cash bonuses for good test soc res . :) :):):):):)


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