ERIC Number: ED100842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Selection Research Project Evaluation: A Three Year Study. Final Report.
Millard, Joseph; Brooks, Richard
Selection Research Incorporated (SRI) assisted in the selection of teachers for two school districts in Polk County, Iowa by analyzing audiotaped interviews with the top three or four candidates for each position and matching the candidates with previously prepared profiles of the school districts. Candidates were labeled highly recommended, recommended, conditionally recommended, or not recommended. A 3-year evaluation study of the SRI process was conducted to determine its success by surveying the SRI teachers, their peers, administrators, and students. Data were collected using questionnaires consisting of items related to effective teaching. Using the data, the appraisals of SRI teachers by their peers, administrators, and students were compared with the recommendations of the SRI psychologists. The following conclusions are warranted based on study results: (a) the SRI process of identifying teachers who are likely to be successful in a given school district is reasonably successful; (b) the SRI method appears to be most successful in identifying probable success in a district where the criterion of success is student rating; (c) SRI is not equally effective in every district; and (d) the SRI service is a useful process for teacher selection if it is used in the manner for which it was designed. When the SRI service is utilized, periodic evaluation is recommended. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Polk and Story Joint County School System, Ankeny, IA.