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ERIC Number: ED437424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Guidelines, Rationales, and Recommendations for a State Evaluation of Career Ladder Programs in Arizona Schools.
Danzig, Arnold
This report makes recommendations to the Arizona Department of Education for a state evaluation of Career Ladder programs. To develop this evaluation plan, prior evaluation efforts related to Career Ladders in Arizona were studied, and Career Ladder directors and program administrators from school districts across Arizona were interviewed. Evaluation recommendations based on these findings are proposed in the areas of student achievement, teacher professionalism, and district compensation. The specific recommendations include: (1) time-series design on student achievement in Career Ladder districts; (2) caution in the use and interpretation of value-added assessments for Career Ladder comparisons; (3) a survey of teacher professionalism in Career Ladder districts; (4) nominations of the best teachers in Career Ladder schools; (5) narratives of exemplary Career Ladder teachers; and (6) evaluation of district compensation plans. These recommendations could be implemented immediately or phased in over 3 years, with priority given to teacher professionalism in year 1, student achievement in year 2, and district compensation in year 3. Four appendixes contain the administrator interview protocol, a list of interview participants, teacher community and teacher professionalism scales, and a rationale for measuring teacher professionalism. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona