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An educator's perception of STARS from selected Nebraska teachers


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

This study was part of a larger four-part study that investigated the problem of implementing a state accountability system through locally developed assessment and reporting of student performance. The purpose of this quantitative, descriptive study was to survey and describe the perceptions of Nebraska teachers regarding the implementation of the School-based, Teacher-led Assessment Reporting System (STARS).

Seven hundred eighteen educators from across the state of Nebraska participated in this four-part research study. Upon conclusion of the four studies, the researchers completed a comparative analysis of the four groups. The major findings of the four-part study was that educators were generally positive in their perceptions of STARS. ESU staff developers gave the STARS model the most positive responses of the four educator groups surveyed; conversely, teachers gave STARS consistently lower marks relative to the other groups. Scores from assessment coordinators and principals were generally similar and usually placed between the scores of ESU staff developers and teachers.

All groups perceived that public education in Nebraska improved due to STARS with results aligning to educators' general perceptions of STARS. Other major findings of the four-part study were that curricular and assessment knowledge improved due to STARS as did teachers as leaders of learning in this teacher-led assessment system.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Curricula;
Teaching;
School administration;
Educational evaluation
Classification
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0514: School administration
0288: Educational evaluation
Identifier / keyword
Education; Educator; Nebraska; STARS; School-based, Teacher-led Assessment Reporting System; Teachers
Title
An educator's perception of STARS from selected Nebraska teachers
Author
Endorf, Daniel Paul
Number of pages
166
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542492488, 0542492482
Advisor
Dlugosh, Larry L.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3201765
ProQuest document ID
305425884
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305425884
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