ERIC Number: ED351333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Validity of Key Factors within the Assessment Instrumentation Used for the Evaluation of the Arizona Career Ladders Program.
Packard, Richard D.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.
In 1985, Arizona initiated a 5-year pilot test of the Career Ladder Teacher Incentive and Development Program. The program provided alternate avenues for teachers to advance other than by accumulating years of experience and college credits. Data were collected annually through the Career Ladder Perception Assessment Scale Survey, which evaluated the program in terms of recruiting, retaining and motivating high-quality teachers who impact positively on student achievement. Results of a series of factor analyses incorporated into nine tables present data as follows: (1) Summary Statistics: Principal Factor Method; (2) Factor 1: Program Reform and Accountability; (3) Factor 2: Communication and Emotional Health; (4) Factor 3: Evaluation and Placement; (5) Factor 4: Psychological Self-Actualization; (6) Factor 5: Peer Evaluation; (7) Factor 6: Program Support; (8) Factor 7: Teacher Input and Advancement Opportunities; and (9) Cronbach's Alpha Values for Seven Extracted Factors. Seventy references, a series of legislative reports and publications related to the project, and a copy of the Career Ladder Perception Assessment Scale Survey complete the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Validated Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Arizona Educational Research Organization (Phoenix, AZ, November 5-6, 1992).