ERIC Number: ED292794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-30
Evaluation Research. Study of the Effects of a Career Ladder Intervention Program with Focus on the Production & Outcomes in Student Achievement.
Packard, Richard D.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I.
In 1984, Arizona governmental officials began studying a social problem plaguing both the state and country for many years: "Does a teacher incentive program enhance the profession and student achievement?" Research and evaluation has been underway for over 3 years and is focusing on the parameters of a model which will be reported to policy makers in 1989 to determine future state-wide expansion. Since student achievement is a key issue of policy research, the following methodologies for its study have been devised: (1) pre-test, post-test, gain score elements; (2) multivariate regression model; (3) canonical correlation; and (4) qualitative matrix paradigm. The first goal of the analysis will be to assess the magnitude and direction of gain scores for selected student achievement measures within individual districts. Secondly, a predictive model will be developed within selected districts which will attempt to link multiple district-specific student achievement and teacher performance measures, while controlling for possible pre-existing extraneous influences on student performances. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Arizona Educational Research Association for the Conference on Partnerships in Education (April 30, 1988).