Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Chair

Dr. Ann Blankenship

Committee Chair Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 2

Dr. Kyna Shelley

Committee Member 2 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 3

Dr. David Lee

Committee Member 3 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Committee Member 4

Dr. Chuck Benigno

Committee Member 4 Department

Educational Research and Administration

Abstract

The focus of this study was to measure elementary, middle, and high school administrators’ beliefs regarding the appropriateness of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric domains, as well as their perceptions regarding the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric’s overall alignment with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards. This was a quantitative study that investigated whether a statistically significant difference existed between administrators’ beliefs regarding the appropriateness based on their grade level assignment. A 48-statement questionnaire was developed using the current Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric domains and standards to obtain the quantitative data. A five-point scale ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree was distributed.

To test the hypotheses of this study, descriptive statistics were analyzed, and an analysis of variance (ANOVA) was utilized to determine statistical significance. The results of this study did reveal overall administrators’ perceptions that the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric was aligned with Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards. It did not reveal a statistically significant difference in the administrators’ perceptions of appropriateness of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric domains based on their grade level assignment.

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0001-5831-0659