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Kreinbucher, Charles E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Instructional supervision has been one of the most researched, and debated topics in education in the last several decades. It continues to be a topic of relevance, especially in Pennsylvania, where the 2013-2014 school year began with the introduction of the teacher supervision and evaluation framework, Act 82 of 2012 (PSBA, 2013). Instructional…
Descriptors: Principals, Semi Structured Interviews, Politics of Education, Elementary School Teachers
Nedley, Lenni D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this embedded, mixed methods, research study was to acquire knowledge regarding the Pennsylvania Educator Effectiveness system while connecting teacher effectiveness with student achievement. The sample size consisted of five administrators and 18 public school teachers. The teachers taught mathematics in grades 4 through 8 at a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Public School Teachers
Mccullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2016
Although states and school districts have begun to evaluate school principals, there is little evidence on the validity of principal evaluation measures. To fill this gap, we examined Pennsylvania's Framework for Leadership (FFL), a tool for measuring and evaluating principals' professional practices. Using data on more than 300 principals, we…
Descriptors: Principals, Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Correlation
Bishop, Bradley Wade; Grubesic, Tony H.; Parrish, Theresa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
In higher education's environment of accountability, the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) are driven by both external stakeholder requirements for accreditation and internal institutional pressures to demonstrate student learning as the core function of universities and colleges. This paper presents a framework to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
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Baker, Bruce D.; Oluwole, Joseph O.; Green, Preston C., III – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
In this article, we explain how overly prescriptive, rigid state statutory and regulatory policy frameworks regarding teacher evaluation, tenure and employment decisions outstrip the statistical reliability and validity of proposed measures of teaching effectiveness. We begin with a discussion of the emergence of highly prescriptive state…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Tenure
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Viviano, Thomas – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2012
Two well-known major frameworks to measure teacher performance and determine what a teacher should know and be able to do are undoubtedly the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Charlotte Danielson's Framework for teaching. Charlotte Danielson has four major domains and National Board Certification (NBPTS) has five major core…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, National Standards
Viviano, Thomas – Online Submission, 2012
Two well-known major frameworks to measure teacher performance and determine what a teacher should know and be able to do are undoubtedly the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Charlotte Danielson's Framework for teaching. Charlotte Danielson has four major domains and National Board Certification (NBPTS) has five major core…
Descriptors: National Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Woodson, Lorenzo; Harris, Sandra M. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
Past research has shown that African American/Black males are referred for special education evaluation at disproportionately higher rates compared to males of other racial/ethnic groups. Special education placement for African/American/Black males has been linked to adverse outcomes such as lower teacher expectations, low academic performance,…
Descriptors: Males, Special Education, Referral, Predictor Variables
Zack, Diane H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The primary focus of this Executive Leadership Portfolio (ELP) is to investigate whether teachers who actively participate in professional development designed to model best practices and explore digital technology would incrementally change their instructional moves to include these practices and technologies. The literature presented within this…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Mixed Methods Research
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McCullough, Moira; Lipscomb, Stephen; Chiang, Hanley; Gill, Brian; Cheban, Irina – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This study examines the accuracy of performance ratings from the Framework for Leadership (FFL), Pennsylvania's tool for evaluating the leadership practices of principals and assistant principals. The study analyzed four key properties of the FFL: score variation, internal consistency, year-to-year stability, and concurrent validity. Score…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrator Evaluation
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2015
For the thirty-eighth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cognitive Processes, Professional Development, Active Learning
Sharp, Julin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
When hired to teach courses online, traditionally trained teachers may struggle to transition from non-online instructional delivery skills to research-based best practice strategies designed for the online classroom. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to examine how online K-12 charter school administrators perceived the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chaplin, Duncan; Gill, Brian; Thompkins, Allison; Miller, Hannah – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2014
Responding to federal and state prompting, school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems that aim to increase the rigor of evaluation ratings, better differentiate effective teaching, and support personnel and staff development initiatives that promote teacher effectiveness and ultimately improve student…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public Schools, Teacher Evaluation, Student Surveys
Salvesen, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
With the passing of Act 82, the state of Pennsylvania has provided school districts with Danielson's Framework as a tool for principals to evaluate teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived professional development needs of Pennsylvania principals as they implemented the new educator effectiveness system. Three hundred…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs
Myung, Jeannie; Martinez, Krissia; Nordstrum, Lee – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
Building a stronger teacher workforce requires the thoughtful orchestration of multiple processes working together in a human capital system. This white paper presents a framework that can be used to take stock of current efforts to enhance the teacher workforce in school districts or educational organizations, as well as their underlying theories…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs
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