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ERIC Number: EJ1105371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Metaphors and Meaning: Principals' Perceptions of Teacher Evaluation Implementation
Derrington, Mary Lynne
Education Leadership Review, v14 n3 p22-28 Oct 2013
This Southeastern state was awarded one of the first two Race to The Top (RTTT) grants the U. S. Department of Education funded. A key piece of the state's winning application was a legislative mandate to implement an intensive, quantitative, and accountability driven teacher evaluation system beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. The new law required compliance with far more rigorous minimum standards for frequency, type, scoring, and reporting of teacher evaluations. The relatively quick policy overhaul, coupled with higher-stakes accountability, affected principals' instructional leadership and customary school practice. This multi-site exploratory qualitative study examined fourteen K-12 principals' perspectives. The sites included four high schools, five middle schools, and five elementary schools located in rural and suburban areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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