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ERIC Number: ED568989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 309
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-9123-6
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: The Impact of Institutional Culture on Initial Implementation of New York's Annual Professional Performance Review
Champ, Cheryl Hubbard
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Manhattanville College
As part of the "American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009," The U.S. Department of Education sponsored the "Race to the Top" competition to encourage education reforms anchored in improving teacher effectiveness in an effort to improve student-achievement outcomes and close achievement gaps. The New York State legislature, with the guidance of the Board of Regents, Education Department, and Governor, revised regulations related to the Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers, to better position itself for this competitive grant, and subsequently was awarded almost $700 million in the second round of the competition. Using data obtained from document analysis and semi-structured interviews of elite policy makers and key implementers, this qualitative policy analysis explored the operational, fiscal, and political challenges and facilitators to implementation of the new teacher-evaluation system. This study used institutional theory to identify the intent and theory of action of the policy agenda, and explore the impact that the culture of the educational institutional had on implementation of the policy in local school districts. This study is an important first step in examining this federally driven approach to school reform. [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
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top