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ERIC Number: EJ1220569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Recruiting for School Improvement: The Relationship between Teacher-Centric School Quality Factors and School Improvement Designations in Kentucky
Courtney, Matthew B.
Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v14 n2 p76-87 Jun 2019
In 2018, Kentucky began the implementation of a new school accountability system. Like other states across the nation, Kentucky's new system was designed to bring state policy into alignment with federal changes brought about by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. In addition to the creation of new school improvement labels, Kentucky's system also reports on a variety of teacher-centric school quality factors. A statistical analysis was conducted to determine if a relationship exists between these school quality factors and the school's improvement designation. The study found that schools identified as needing the greatest improvement (Comprehensive Support and Improvement [CSI]) are statistically more likely to have higher teacher turnover rates, higher percentages of new teachers, and employ teachers with lower rates of advanced education in the year prior to identification than their counterparts with either the Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) or Other designations. These findings should inform future policy making and elevate teacher recruitment and retention as a school improvement priority.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Characteristics, Accountability, Teacher Qualifications, Public Schools, Public School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky