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1. Lucario, Joseph A. An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models.

Degree: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of, 2017, University of Houston

Teacher evaluation is a highly contentious issue that is disputed throughout education. Teacher supervision has been questioned due to its controversial nature, while it is required due to state mandates. Moreover, there is autonomy within Texas law to allow school districts to deviate from the state framework if district leadership deems it necessary. This study investigates state adopted and locally adopted teacher evaluation systems in schools. This offers a chronological framework as to how a tenured and locally developed system operates as opposed to the new state generated instrument. Research questions of interest in this investigation were: (a) Does teacher supervision make teaching better; and (b) Does the appraisal instrument influence teaching and student learning? This qualitative analysis consists of cognitive interviews that were conducted with 12 teachers to obtain information about their specific summative evaluation occurrence as it relates to school districts that use different systems. Cognitive interviews are used for specificity to highlight this summative activity to best provide districts with data. All districts have local control, but determining a variation from state stature is analyzed through teachers’ beliefs. Teachers from four different schools, within two different districts, were interviewed concerning their teacher evaluation model from practitioner experience. Analyses of their responses yielded various themes in which data was generated to conceptualize common principles, differentiations, and suggestive feedback for district and state lawmakers. Teachers of districts in which local control was present offered tailored distinctions directed to the community in which they serve. Results concluded that teachers believed that tailored differentiations could allow innovation and permit varied approaches to use in instructional support methods. Based upon the results of this investigation, researchers are encouraged to examine teacher retention under differentiated evaluation models; student performance based upon specific teacher ratings; and teacher contributions to the evaluation process through collaboration. Advisors/Committee Members: MacNeil, Angus J. (advisor), Emerson, Wayne W. (committee member), Hutchison, Laveria F. (committee member), Davis, Todd (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: teacher evaluation; teacher supervision

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APA (6th Edition):

Lucario, J. A. (2017). An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1844

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lucario, Joseph A. “An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models.” 2017. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed February 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1844.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lucario, Joseph A. “An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models.” 2017. Web. 23 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Lucario JA. An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2017. [cited 2019 Feb 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1844.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Lucario JA. An Examination of Teacher Belief Systems on the Implications of Their Evaluation Instrument through the Use of District and State Developed Models. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1844

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Schoppe, Lindsey R. A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting.

Degree: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of, 2017, University of Houston

Attrition rates in the teaching profession have increased from year to year. The critical issue of teacher retention influences instruction and student achievement. Many school leaders, having teacher attrition issues, have searched for solutions to retain and to attract new teachers. The purpose of the study was to determine the reasons why teachers are leaving an urban school district and what strategies could be implemented to reduce the attrition rate. Also examined in this investigation were conditions that contributed to teacher resignations and to conditions that would sustain teachers in their current roles. In this investigation, two focus groups, with 10 participants, were held. Of specific interest in this qualitative study were the reasons they provided for their resignations from one urban school district. Participants were teachers who resigned from one school district and accepted teaching positions in another local school district. In this study, only effective teachers were selected for the focus groups. Participant responses in the focus groups were analyzed by identifying common themes among participant responses. Data were generated through the focus group responses to 11 designated questions. Results showed the important role that school principals played, as well as their leadership in regard to teacher retention. Other themes that were present in the participant responses were: a negative culture and climate, ineffective communication, and lack of support for teachers. Based upon these themes, school district leaders are encouraged to examine ways in which school principals might influence teacher decisions to stay or to resign. The themes identified and discussed in this study provided information to school district leaders and to school principals regarding reasons that teachers do not remain at their current school campuses. Researchers are encouraged to conduct more in depth analyses of how principals influence teacher retention and teacher attrition in urban school districts. Advisors/Committee Members: MacNeil, Angus J. (advisor), Emerson, Wayne W. (committee member), Hutchison, Laveria F. (committee member), Davis, Todd (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: teacher retention; urban schools

…SETTING” Unpublished Doctor of Education. Doctoral Thesis, University of Houston, March, 2017… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Schoppe, L. R. (2017). A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting. (Thesis). University of Houston. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1842

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schoppe, Lindsey R. “A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting.” 2017. Thesis, University of Houston. Accessed February 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1842.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schoppe, Lindsey R. “A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting.” 2017. Web. 23 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Schoppe LR. A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2017. [cited 2019 Feb 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1842.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Schoppe LR. A Study of the Problem of Teacher Retention in an Urban School Setting. [Thesis]. University of Houston; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10657/1842

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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