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ERIC Number: ED548539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Principal and Teacher Perceptions of Implementation of Multiple-Measure Teacher Evaluation Systems in Arizona. REL 2015-062
Ruffini, Stephen J.; Makkonen, Reino; Tejwani, Jaclyn; Diaz, Marycruz
Regional Educational Laboratory West
This study describes how multiple-measure teacher evaluations were put into practice in a set of ten volunteering local education agencies (LEAs) in Arizona. After a key shift in state policy, five "pilot" LEAs implemented the new Arizona Department of Education teacher evaluation model in the 2012/13 school year, while five other "partner" school districts developed their own local models aligned with the new state requirements. Secondary analyses of survey and focus group data from the pilot and partner LEAs indicated that teachers and principals tended to more favorably view performance assessments (observations of teachers) that have traditionally comprised evaluations, and were more skeptical about incorporating results from student assessments and stakeholder surveys. Study participants had mixed perceptions about the new evaluations' initial outcomes, and raised concerns about the time burden involved, inter-rater reliability, and the need for ongoing training and support. The following are appended: (1) Research questions, data collection, and analysis; (2) Detailed responses to the teacher survey from pilot districts; and (3) Significant differences by subgroups in teacher survey results from pilot districts.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory West (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-C-0002
IES Cited: ED565834