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ERIC Number: ED553977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-2551-5
Personnel Resource Allocation Strategies in a Time of Fiscal Crisis: Case Study of Elementary Schools in a California District
Sais, Melissa Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The purpose of this study was to analyze human resource allocation data for all elementary schools in large urban school district to determine whether resources were allocated in ways in that research suggests can lead to improved student achievement. Data from all 46 elementary schools that participated in the study were compared to the allocation recommendations of the Evidence-Based Model to identify allocation gaps. The following four research questions guided this study: (1) What research based human resource allocation strategies improve student achievement? (2) How are human resources allocated across Garden Grove Unified School District's elementary schools? (3) Is there a gap between current human resource allocation practices and what the research suggests is most effective? (4) How can human resources be strategically re-allocated to align with strategies that improve student achievement? The findings suggest that the 46 elementary schools in Southern California do not have the financial resources available to allocate personnel at the levels recommended by the Evidence-Based Model, therefore educational leaders must be strategic in allocating their limited human resources toward areas that research asserts will directly contribute to increased student achievement. To address this notion recommendations were made to reallocate resources toward increasing the amount of instructional coaches, reassigning credentialed teachers to support "at risk" students, and allocating additional time during the school day for teacher collaboration. Results from this study will support educational leaders in making more informed decisions pertaining to human resource allocation and reallocation to support increased student achievement. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California