ERIC Number: ED369761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Utah Career Ladder Programs.
Horan, Carolyn B.; Lambert, Vicki
This report recounts the establishment of the Utah Career Ladder Program, reviews findings from prior evaluations of the program, and describes in detail the 1993 evaluation authorized by the Utah State Legislature. The report also covers questions about the impact of the program in general. Chapter 1 provides a history of the Utah Career Ladder Program from its inception in 1984 through 1992-93. Chapter 2 describes the evaluation study, including its purpose, significance, and method of data collection. Chapter 3 presents a detailed analysis of the results of 836 surveys returned by teachers and principals. Chapter 4 compares results of 20 similar questions asked on the 1985, 1990, and 1993 surveys. Chapters 5-8 are organized around the analyses of four components of the Utah Career Ladder Program: performance bonus, job enlargement, ladder levels, and extended days (staff development and new teacher incentives are included in descriptions of the other four components). Chapter 9 outlines possible undesirable effects based on the survey data and quotations from teachers and principals. Chapter 10 covers the summary of costs, benefits, and data collected during the evaluation of the program. The study concludes with comments from the evaluator. Among both teachers and principals the extended days component was the most popular; job enlargement was rated second highest by teachers and third highest by principals; staff development was rated second highest by principals and third by teachers. An interview protocol and copies of teacher and principal surveys are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Ladders, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Level, Faculty Development, Incentives, Job Enrichment, Performance Factors, Principals, Program Attitudes, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Promotion, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, San Rafael, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Utah