ERIC Number: ED262485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
District Selection and Assessment of Educational Personnel. A Study to Assess the Quality of the Preparation and Performance of Education Personnel: Study Report No. 1.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
This is the first of three technical reports that focus on the hiring and evaluation of educational personnel in Illinois. It summarizes the findings of a survey conducted in the spring of 1982 to obtain information about the recruitment, selection, retention, an evaluation of prospective teachers in Illinois public schools. A questionnaire was sent to a stratified random sample of Illinois school districts based on the type, size, and geographic location of the districts. The survey questions and results are presented in the same order as they were presented in the questionnaire: (1) recruitment, (2) selection, and (3) evaluation. Findings suggest that local district personnel generally do not recruit widely or vigorously even though recruitment efforts may be hampered by competitive salaries in other districts, geographic preferences, inadequate supply of candidates, or unique district needs. Selection criteria and procedures are frequently not formalized. Districts rely heavily on references and academic record, but the candidate's willingness to accept extracurricular assignments or ability to teach in more than one area are also pertinent. Evaluation procedures in most districts are formalized for teachers, but seldom for other educational personnel. A larger than expected percentage of districts report that unsatisfactory evaluations result in personnel actions including dismissal. Results are also reported for open-ended questions to district personnel on constraints that prevented them from realizing their recruitment, selection, and evaluation goals, and on inservice practices. An appendix provides tables showing response percentages for each item on the questionnaire. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois