This report describes outcomes for the first year of the REACH strategic compensation program.
This report describes findings from the principal focus group conducted the first year of the AISD REACH program.
This report contains results from focus groups conducted with teachers in the first year of the AISD REACH strategic compensation program pilot.
Results of the evaluation suggest the SLO process is related to some positive outcomes for teachers and students. However, evidence indicates a need for program refinements to address discrepancies in SLO performance by staff role and school.
Educators in REACH schools participated in focus groups and surveys about their experiences. Attitudes regarding the program and its elements were largely favorable, despite some challenges.
Research from 6 years of AISD REACH suggested the program likely influenced student performance, teacher practices, and novice teacher retention. However, little evidence showed schoolwide growth or retention stipends facilitated desired results.
A total of 620 staff from all 38 REACH schools responded to the Spring survey and 149 staff at the 18 newest REACH schools attended focus groups to provide their thoughts about specific aspects of AISD REACH. Results are summarized in this report.
This report summarizes REACH participants' attitudes toward key program elements and activities in Fall 2009 and Fall 2010. Participants' opinions were stable over time.
This project combines qualitative and quantitative data to provide a comprehensive examination of mentoring practice in an attempt to understand the ways in which mentoring leads to positive outcomes for beginning teachers and their students.
Teachers, principals, and observers had favorable attitudes toward the peer observation program in 2011-2012. Announced and unannounced observation ratings were moderately consistent, but were only slightly related to administrator ratings on PDAS.