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ERIC Number: ED544414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Hiring, Transfer and Evaluation in Los Angeles Unified School District. Executive Summary
New Teacher Project
In the spring and summer of 2008, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) partnered with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to investigate the impact of the school district's policies and practices on the ability of schools to build and maintain strong instructional teams. TNTP's analysis included the following components: (1) Analysis of teacher staffing and evaluation data from the district; (2) Online surveys of principals, teachers, and teacher applicants (3,663 teachers, 245 principals, and 500 teacher applicants responded to the survey, with response rates of 10 percent, 30 percent, and 33 percent, respectively); (3) Review of the teachers contract between United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and LAUSD; and (4) Interviews with district leadership and principals. TNTP's analysis reveals that under current LAUSD policies and practices, schools struggle to build and maintain strong instructional teams. Analysis of teacher and principal surveys and human resources data point to five specific areas of significant concern: (1) Late hiring; (2) Forced placements; (3) Poor customer service; (4) Ineffective evaluations; and (5) Inequitable attrition.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Teacher Project
Identifiers - Location: California