Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

5-2020

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Pamela Scott

Committee Members

William Flora, Don Good, Todd Griffin

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the Tennessee tenure law by comparing the overall level of effectiveness of teachers who received tenure prior to receiving tenure and the overall level of effectiveness of teachers after receiving tenure. The population of this study includes teachers from districts in the Mid Cumberland region in Tennessee who received tenure after 2012. The major finding of this study was the effectiveness of teachers who received tenure under the current tenure law in Tennessee did not significantly change for up to two years after they received tenure. The lone exception was high school teachers. Their effectiveness significantly declined two years after receiving tenure. This study concluded that the current tenure law in Tennessee had components of effective policies as found in research and had safeguards in place to ensure only effective teachers were awarded tenure.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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