ERIC Number: ED291690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-10
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Analysis & Results for the 1987 Data Cycle by Career Ladder Program Strengths & Improvement Areas.
Packard, Richard D.; Nichols, Wanda
Northern Arizona University's Arizona Career Ladder Research & Evaluation Project for teachers implements a procedure for rewarding teachers based on performance levels rather than on years of teaching experience and college credits. Research data is collected each spring, analyzed and fed back to the districts for improvement of key program components. This document reports on the results of a qualitative analysis of an open-ended questionnaire administered to career ladder program participants. Respondents expressed their feelings in their own words on four questions: (1) Describe the major strength(s) of your district career ladder program; (2) Describe the area(s) of your career ladder program which need improvement; (3) Describe the area(s) of your district's organizational climate which show the greatest strength and those that need improvement; and (4) Describe the area(s) of your school's organizational climate which show the greatest strength and those that need improvement. Data from the results are presented in the form of pie graphs, bar graphs, and listings of categories of perceived program strengths and weaknesses. Each category is briefly defined by statements derived from participant responses, and shown in priority order by proportional representation. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Excellence in Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 029 860-862. Research document presented to the Joint Legislative Committee on Career Ladder Programs (Arizona State Capitol, House Wing, November 10, 1987).