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ERIC Number: EJ1068037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: EISSN-1931-6569
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: The Impact of Institutional Culture on Initial Implementation of New York's Annual Professional Performance Review
Champ, Cheryl H.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v12 n2 p34-43 Sum 2015
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 as a driver for improving student-achievement outcomes and closing achievement gaps. The New York State legislature revised regulations related to the Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top