This qualitative research study is a phenomenological exploration of teachers' understanding of and perceptions about the teacher evaluation process in North Carolina and the use of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES). Twenty-three teachers with varying years of experience and from six schools of varying demographics were interviewed about their knowledge and perceptions of each evaluation standard and were asked to provide examples of how they have used feedback from the evaluation process to inform their professional practices. Overall, participants had a limited understanding of the standards-based portion of the NCEES and of the value-added data component of the NCEES. Teachers received limited feedback from the evaluation process and were generally unable to provide examples of how they have been able to use feedback from the evaluation process to inform their professional practices. Teachers provided insight about the strengths and weaknesses of the NCEES and suggestions for improvement in the evaluation process and in the NCEES. As a result of the findings, implications for future teacher evaluation in North Carolina are discussed.
|Commitee:||Peck, Craig, Reitzug, Rick, Villaverde, Leila|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|Department:||School of Education: Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational evaluation, Educational leadership, Education Policy|
|Keywords:||Accountability, Fairness, Feedback, Teacher evaluations, Teacher perceptions, Value-added data|
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