“The Education Exchange” podcast highlights a paper by Blueprint Affiliate Sarah Cohodes, which examines the effects of the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) in South Carolina on students’ long-run educational, criminal justice, and economic outcomes. TAP is a comprehensive performance-based teacher compensation program. The researchers find that eighth-graders attending schools that adopted TAP were more likely to enroll in twelfth grade, graduate on time, have lower felony arrest rates, and rely less on social welfare programs in early adulthood. Students enrolled in a TAP school for a longer time experienced greater long-term effects. The study found no evidence of teacher workforce changes or students sorting into or away from schools implementing TAP.