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Glowacki, Heather; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study examined perceptions of Illinois public elementary school principals regarding the effectiveness of their school districts' evaluation systems for special education teachers in promoting professional development and job performance accountability. Using an online questionnaire, 330 of the state's 1,551 elementary principals responded to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Principals
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Muñoz, Marco A.; Dossett, Dena H. – Planning and Changing, 2016
This study advances our understanding of the relationships among the different elements of a teacher evaluation model and its usefulness in predicting student learning. Important questions arise about teacher evaluation systems, including (a) the magnitude of correlations among the sources of evidence used for identifying teacher effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Student Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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Young, Suzanne; Range, Bret G.; Hvidston, David; Mette, Ian M. – Planning and Changing, 2015
Principals in one Western state were surveyed about teacher evaluation systems commonly used across the state. Findings suggest that principals' beliefs about aligning practice to performance expectations, about how much the view of professional practice is growth-oriented, and the degree to which systems use multiple measures are the variables…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys
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Husband, Terry; Hunt, Carolyn – Planning and Changing, 2015
In 2001, the U.S. congress signed the No Child Left Behind bill into law. Arguably, this has been one of the most significant educational reform policies of the 21st century. Much has been written about its effect on students, teachers, curriculum, administrators and others. Nonetheless, a comprehensive review of the empirical studies on NCLB does…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
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Gray, Julie; Mitchell, Roxanne; Tarter, C. John – Planning and Changing, 2014
The roles of organizational and relational factors in regard to professional learning communities (PLCs) have been investigated by many, yet none have considered enabling school structures, trust, and collective efficacy as variables. We take a deeper look at the formal or organizational aspects of the school represented by enabling school…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Trust (Psychology), Collegiality
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
As a necessary preliminary for this issue on Illinois' experience with school-university partnerships to provide teacher development opportunities, this article provides a review of the literature relevant to such programs. As the evaluation and assessment have changed over the years since the Eisenhower grants period, the author explains the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods
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Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This paper presents an array of structural configurations that invite new consideration of the necessary conditions for developing systemic school reform; first by reviewing the current literature, and then by examining thirty-six existing partnerships as structural configurations, an exploratory typology for the analysis of successful…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Systems Approach, College School Cooperation, Models
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Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article presents findings from multiple years of evaluation of STEM-focused school-university partnerships. In addition to developing the three empirically grounded models of structural partnership configurations for project effectiveness, the CSEP team used these models to examine partnership projects for their characteristic collaborative…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, STEM Education, Models
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Haeffele, Lynne; Hood, Lisa; Feldman, Bridget – Planning and Changing, 2011
After several years in which only superficial outcomes measures were used to evaluate grants funded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Illinois State University Center for the Study of Education Policy piloted a new approach by which real project assessment could be embedded in Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) project designs…
Descriptors: Grants, Investment, Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Prusaczyk, Jennifer; Baker, Paul J. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes how Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) partnered with twelve rural schools with high percentages of students in poverty. SIUC provided faculty development activities featuring the adoption of Cognitively Guided Instruction, combined with activities to increase math content and to reduce math anxiety for groups of…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety
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Voss, Eric J.; Khazaeli, Sadegh; Eder, Douglas; Gardner, Dianne C. – Planning and Changing, 2011
This article describes the specific methods of a regional partnership that has lasted more than twenty-five years. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has partnered with public and private schools in the southwestern portion of Illinois, and in metro St. Louis, in the Hands-On Science project, which provides instruction development for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Private Schools, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Munoz, Marco A.; Prather, Joseph R.; Stronge, James H. – Planning and Changing, 2011
Teacher effectiveness and evaluation using student growth measures is a popular reform strategy in education. Teachers can make a difference in student academic growth, but a question that begs an answer is how to go about measuring this impact. This study examines models of teacher effectiveness and the development of hierarchical linear models…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
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Curtis, Deborah; Bordelon, Deborah; Teitelbaum, Kenneth – Planning and Changing, 2010
This article draws contrasts between useful, research-based recommendations for the further development and assessment of teacher- and leader-preparation programs and those studies aiming at total "reform" that are frequently distinguished by their questionable methods, faulty assumptions, and complete disregard for the established…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Research Methodology, Politics of Education, Outcomes of Education
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Nixon, Andy; Dam, Margaret; Packard, Abbot – Planning and Changing, 2010
School principals sift through a milieu of data, perceptions, and circumstances to determine which teachers are worthy of contract renewal. This paper provides a review of the research on the role that teacher dispositions play in principals' decision-making regarding contract renewals, as well as a theoretical perspective on the implications for…
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Principals, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics