Dissertation Defense Announcement
The College of Education announces the final Dissertation of
for the degree of Doctor of Education
July 21, 2016 at 10:00 am in 123, Ball Hall
Major Advisor: Reginald Leon Green, EdD
AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHER PERCEPTION OF FOUR TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS MODELS IMPLEMENTED IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS TENNESSEE
ABSTRACT: The current standards, competencies and accountability movement are advocating that principals become instructional leaders, however, for principals to be effective as instructional leaders they need the assistance of the classroom teacher. There is also a push to increase teacher effectiveness so that student achievement can be enhanced. School districts across the country developed models for the purpose of assessing teacher effectiveness. This qualitative study gathered data from teachers across the state of Tennessee through focus group sessions about their perception of the model used in their district.