PK-12 teachers

IERC Presentation: Innovative Pathways to Degrees and Capacity-Building for Illinois’ Early Childhood Workforce

Bradford White, Brenda Klostermann, Debra Baron, Janet Holt, Dan Duffy

In this session, we present results from a two-year qualitative implementation study of the Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation (EPPI) Grants. Partnerships used grant funds to develop a wide range of seamless pathways for degree and credential attainment through innovative articulation and curriculum alignment initiatives, strategies for advising and supporting transfer students, and aligning assessments to demonstrate candidate progress toward attainment of key competencies.   More

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Other Publication: How the New Teacher Pipeline Affects the Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Academic Composition of Illinois Teaching Corps. Success in High Needs Schools (2015)

White, B. R., DeAngelis, K. J., & Lichtenberger, E. J.

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

Other Publication: Evaluation of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act: Interim Report (2014)

Anthony Milanowski, Jenna Aurand Scott, Jackson Miller, Matthew Finster, Mimi Doll, Holly Lewandowski, Denise Roseland, Bradford R. White, Rula Zaru, and Clarissa McKithen

This interim report addresses two overarching descriptive study questions that assess implementation of Illinois' Performance Evaluation Reform Act: 1. What did districts do in SY 2013-14 to implement PERA-compliant teacher and principal performance evaluation systems? 2. What are the perceptions of teachers, principals, and the evaluators about the evaluation systems?  More

Other Publication: Do Principal and Teacher Qualifications Influence Different Types of School Growth Trajectories in Illinois? A Growth Mixture Model Analysis (2014)

Bowers, A. J., & White, B. R.

This paper using growth mixture modeling to examine the independent effects of principal background, training and experience as well as teacher academic qualifications on school proficiency growth through time. The study is one of the first to examine statistically different proficiency growth trajectories using an entire state-wide data set over a long-term timeframe.  More

IERC Presentation: Research for Impact – Invited Presentation to Division H

Janet K. Holt

This talk focuses on how education policy is influenced by research and other factors and what scholars can do to make their research more impactful. This presentation also highlights research from the Illinois Education Research Council that has been influential in Illinois policy and practice.  More

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Other Publication: The Changing Distribution of Teacher Qualifications Across Schools: A Statewide Perspective Post-NCLB (November 2010)

Karen J. DeAngelis, Bradford R. White, and Jennifer B. Presley

In this study, we use population data on teachers and schools in Illinois to examine changes in the level and distribution of teacher qualifications from 2001 to 2006.   More

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IERC Publication: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools (2016-1)

Bradford R. White

This study examines human resource management strategies used in Illinois charter schools. The report describes how these schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers, and explores the relationships between HR practices and school outcomes, including teacher retention, school climate, and student achievement.   More

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IERC Publication: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline (2015-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Bradford R. White, and Karen J. DeAngelis

This study examines the geography of the teacher labor markets by tracking the distances between the teacher’s home area and college with the location of their first teaching position. This research is informative for teacher recruitment efforts, as well as for initiatives in Illinois to diversify the teacher pipeline.   More

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IERC Publication: Use of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey Data (2014-2)

Brenda K. Klostermann, Bradford R. White, Eric J. Lichtenberger, and Janet K. Holt

This mixed-methods study examines how Illinois public school districts’ utilize the Illinois’ 5Essentials Survey and data.  More

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IERC Presentation: School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, and Future

Alicia Haller, Brenda Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Pam Reilly, Steve Tozer; Moderator: Janet Holt

Janet Holt convened and moderated a panel on School Leadership in Illinois: Past, Present, & Future, which explored an overview of the Illinois principal preparation reforms, summarized the findings of current research investigating the leadership reforms’ implementation and provided an overview of what the future holds for Illinois and other states implementing school leadership reform. Panelists included Steve Tozer (UIC), Brenda Klostermann (IERC), Amber Stitziel Pareja (UChicago Consortium), Alicia Haller (CSEP), and Pam Reilly (2015 IL Teacher of the Year).  More

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