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ERIC Number: EJ1145634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0032-0684
Teacher Evaluation Initial Policy Implementation: Superintendent and Principal Perceptions
Derrington, Mary Lynne
Planning and Changing, v45 n1-2 p120-137 2014
This multi-site qualitative study examined the perspectives of K-12 superintendents and principals in four districts of a Southeastern state during the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system required by the Race to the Top federal grant. Specifically, these educators' viewpoints regarding this two-year implementation's impact are compared and the superintendents' collaborative leadership efforts with principals are described. Findings include four themes: increased instructional leadership, time and training tensions, supportive superintendent strategies, and unintended consequences. This study contributes to the literature regarding improvement initiatives in school districts by studying implementation of such initiatives in smaller rural districts.
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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