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This study examined the relationship between selected administrator characteristics and administrative ratings of the importance of teacher evaluation criteria. Specifically, the characteristics of gender, age, teaching experience, administrative experience, and conservatism were investigated. To examine the research question, a three-part study instrument was designed using the selected characteristics, the McClosky Conservatism Scale and items from the West Virginia Board of Education Policy 5310: Performance Evaluation of School Personnel (1992). Using West Virginia principals for the 1994-1995 academic year (N = 753), members of the population were surveyed using the study instrument. Respondents' answers were analyzed using factor analysis and multiple regression procedures. With regard to the research question, data indicated that both gender and conservatism were positively correlated with administrative ratings of the importance of teacher evaluation criteria. In addition, principals' perceptions of Policy 5310 raised issues related to appropriateness of the policy and the specific evaluation criteria specified by the policy.
McLaughlin, Ellyn, "The relationship between selected administrator characteristics and administrative ratings of the perceived importance of criteria used to evaluate teacher performance in West Virginia." (1997). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 9400.