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ERIC Number: ED556992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 219
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3210-4441-6
The Annual Professional Performance Review of Teachers: Perceptions and Perspectives of Stakeholders in New York State
Richards, Wendy L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, D'Youville College
The purpose of this case study is to examine the perceptions of school personnel and state leaders in New York State regarding the current teacher evaluation process known as the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), which is the annual evaluation of all teachers and administrators in New York State. Results of the APPR are used for making employment decisions and professional development. The review is based on student growth (d0%) on state and local assessments and multiple measures created by each district (b0%) (Education Law, Chapter 21 §3012-c, 2012). A comparative case study analysis will be used to examine the differences in perceptions between stakeholders and how their perceptions might impact the implementation of the APPR process. The specific objectives of the proposed study are: To identify the perceptions of those in the field of education related to the new teacher evaluation process; to identify the perceptions of state policy makers related to the new teacher evaluation process; and to identify best practices in teacher evaluation. Data will be gathered from school and state level documents, interviews with teachers, principals, legislators, and New York Education Department policy makers, and personal observations. This data will be analyzed through the lens of the conceptual framework based on Michael Fullan's (2008) educational change theory and Jurgen Habermas' (1971) social learning theory. The study will make recommendations on how to improve the implementation of new policies in the future. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York