ERIC Number: ED256031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Utah Career Ladder Plans.
Murphy, Michael J.; And Others
This report analyzes the content and development of the 45 school district career ladder plans submitted in 1984 to the Utah State Office of Education. Descriptive commentary and data tables are used to examine (1) the structure and composition of planning committees; (2) teacher evaluation provisions, including changes in evaluation methods, the person or group responsible for teacher evaluation, information sources for evaluation, and the status of development of evaluation instruments and procedures; (3) the frequency of various features of career ladder plans, including extended contract years, the number and nature of steps in the career ladder, and teacher selection methods and criteria; and (4) funding and accounting methods. Eight provisions found in a few plans are noted as potential inprovements to other districts' career ladder systems. Three broader issues are also discussed: (1) whether advancement based on job enlargement violates the spirit of career ladders, (2) the respective merits of competitive selection and performance standards for promotion, and (3) whether districts should be restricted to a few "best" career ladder plans. General conclusions regarding the status and value of Utah's career ladder plans complete the report. (MCG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: N/A