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Winkler, Amber M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Compares views of teachers in Virginia and Vermont toward their state's education accountability system. Finds more differences than similarities. For example, teachers in Vermont believed the state test was just a slice of a larger accountability plan, but to Virginia teachers, it was the majority of the accountability pie. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot; Knezek, Gerald; Topp, Neal W.; Young, Jon; Box, Katherine L. – American School Board Journal, 2000
A (nonrandomized) snapshot survey solicited educators' beliefs about technology-related activities, beliefs, and needs. Technologically mature groups of teachers used e-mail at home, used Internet in classrooms, and felt technology improved their teaching. Unlike teachers, administrators believed electronic media might replace textbooks and change…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Rist, Marilee C. – American School Board Journal, 1983
A national survey of teachers shows that nearly two-thirds of United States teachers endorse merit pay concept. The survey centered on three areas: pegging salary increases to classroom effectiveness, who should evaluate salary increases, and how to determine raises. (MD)
Descriptors: Community Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Merit Pay, National Surveys
Rist, Marilee C. – American School Board Journal, 1983
Teachers endorse merit pay, but many are opposed to bonus pay to individuals teaching in subject areas where teacher shortages exist. Bonus plans are also opposed by teacher unions. A national survey found that the differences between teachers' attitudes relate to the number of years teaching, union membership, and tenure status. (MD)
Descriptors: Courses, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Premium Pay
Mann, Dale; Shafer, Edward A. – American School Board Journal, 1997
Presents findings of a study that examined the impact of a three-year effort that increased student access to computers in 55 New York school districts. The increased technology supported and facilitated student achievement. The gains reached across schools and districts with different educational policies and sociodemographic backgrounds. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
Hubelbank, Jeanne H.; Airasian, Peter W. – American School Board Journal, 1997
Discusses findings of a survey of 304 elementary school teachers from six eastern Massachusetts school districts. Teachers' values often conflicted with their school districts' formal grading systems. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Grades (Scholastic)