ERIC Number: ED288878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-20
Research & Evaluation: 1987 Results for a Major Pilot Test Career Ladder Teacher Incentive and Development Program.
Packard, Richard D.
A summary report of the first two years of the Arizona Career Ladder Research and Evaluation Project is presented. This program, established in 1985, included the formulation of the Joint Legislative Committee on Career Ladders, which provided oversight for program implementation and development. The pilot program seeks to determine if student academic achievement is enhanced through recognizing and developing high levels of teacher performance and through a promotion system based on competence. A description is given of the program evaluation design and the research methodology used in collecting responses in the areas of: (1) general career ladder concepts; (2) staff development and training; (3) teacher evaluation systems; (4) peer evaluation; (5) career ladder placement; and (6) organizational climate. A brief summary of data returns and major results of the 1986-87 research cycle provides information on some of the variables which resulted in significant trends. A list is presented of items mentioned as important to the respondents to the evaluation survey identifying program strengths and improvement areas. A summary is offered of general conditions and impressions surrounding the project research and evaluation effort. References are included as well as sample rating scales used by respondents and graphics depicting evaluation results. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States (12th, San Diego, CA, November 20-24, 1987).