ERIC Number: ED335352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Replacing Lifetime Certification with a Renewable Credential: A Survey of Louisiana Educators' Perceptions of the Louisiana Teaching Internship and Statewide Teacher Evaluation Programs.
Chauvin, Sheila W.; Ellett, Chad D.
This paper reports results of a follow-up, second-year survey conducted in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the perceptions and level of acceptance of informed educators regarding the Louisiana Teaching Internship Program (LTIP) and the Louisiana Teacher Evaluation Program (LTEP) prior to statewide implementation. These are new and innovative programs related to teacher assessment for renewable teaching certification. Assessments are completed using an instrument called the System for Teaching and Learning Assessment and Review (STAR) which is classroom-based and focuses on the teacher, the students, and students' learning during the observation and assesment process. A total of 920 (76.7 percent) useable questionnaires were available for review and analysis. Results overall appear to determine that educators endorse the notion of assessing on-the-job teaching performance for both the purpose of providing support and staff development to the beginning teacher and a means of granting and renewing statewide teaching certification. However, when compared to results of an initial survey, support does not seem to be quite so strong for the LTEP. It seems that there is greater concern and resistance to the notion of renewable certification for experienced teachers, especially among those who currently hold a lifetime certificate. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Certificate Renewal; Lifetime Employment; Louisiana State Assessment Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).