Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Curriculum and Instruction
Richard P. Manatt
The primary purposes of this investigation were to analyze the relationship of five factors used for placement on a career ladder and to determine which, if any of the factors served as predictors of final placement on the career ladder hierarchy. The factors were; (1) supervisor's (principal) ratings of teachers, (2) second appraiser's (peer) ratings of teachers, (3) student feedback (ratings) concerning teachers, (4) student achievement, and (5) accomplishment of a professional growth plan by the teachers;From a district faculty of 102, data concerning 37 subjects, who volunteered for participation in a career ladder program, were used for analysis. Data were gathered from a single school district which had requested assistance in establishing a career ladder program from the School Improvement Model project at Iowa State University. Hypotheses were tested for this investigation using correlational and predictive techniques;The highest correlation of independent variables was found to exist between supervisor's (principal) ratings and second appraiser's (peer) ratings of teacher performance. High correlations were found between supervisor's (principal) ratings of teachers, second appraiser's (peer) ratings of teachers, student feedback (ratings) concerning teachers, student achievement, and career ladder placement;Three of the factors were found to be significant predictors of placement on the career ladder. These were student achievement, supervisor's (principal) ratings of teachers, and student feedback (ratings) concerning teachers;As designed, the algorithm used for determining placement on a career ladder in the studied school district was successful in distributing placement throughout the hierarchy.
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Peter P. Price
Price, Peter P., "The relationship of a five factor algorithm to placement of teachers on a K-12 career ladder " (1992). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 9947.