School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
Billie J Holubz
Race to the Top, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, Teacher Effectiveness Measure, Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards, Student Growth Model, Student Perception Survey
Education | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods
Rogers, Linda Marie, "The Influence of Teacher Effectiveness on Student Achievement: A Case Study" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1964.
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions and professional practices of 15 middle school teachers regarding teacher effectiveness and the influence on student achievement. The five research questions that guided this study aligned with the Georgia Department of Education five domains of teacher effectiveness: planning, instructional delivery, assessment, learning environment, and communication. This study implemented the qualitative case study design. The research was conducted in four middle schools in a school district in Georgia. The research used individual interviews, focus group interviews, and a prearranged classroom observation. The cross-case synthesis analysis method was implemented to find patterns and themes that were used to explain the phenomenon being studied. The data analysis involved segmenting the database, developing categories, coding segments, grouping category segments and drawing conclusions. Future research studies on teacher effectiveness and the influence on student achievement should include special education teacher participants.