Interviewing and hiring teachers should be based on more than a feeling that a particular candidate can do the job. One practice that can increase the selection of teacher candidates is behavior-based interviewing (BBI), which has come to education from the business world.
Clement, M. (2008). Improving teacher selection with behavior-based interviewing. Principal, 83(3), 44–47.
Teacher hiring decisions have far-reaching consequences for a school, its students, and faculty. This article examines how new teachers in four states are hired and explores whether the process leads to good matches between these individuals and their schools.
Liu, E., & Johnson, S. M. (2006). New teachers’ experiences of hiring: Late, rushed, and information-poor. Educational Administration Quarterly, 42(3), 324–360.
This discussion provides a quantitative statement of one approach to achieving the governors’ (and the nation’s) goals – teacher deselection.
Hanushek, E. A. (2009). Teacher deselection. Creating a new teaching profession, 168, 172-173.
Liu, E. (2005, April). Hiring, job satisfaction, and the fit between new teachers and their schools. In annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada (April).
Liu, E. (2005). Hiring, job satisfaction, and the fit between new teachers and their schools. Cambridge, MA: Project of the Next Generation of Teachers, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Retrieved November 27, 2009, from http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~ngt/Liu_AERA_2005_Hiring_and_Job_Satisfaction.pdf
This study examines the impact of Charter schools on college enrollment. The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) used college enrollment and completion data for students who (more than a decade ago) entered lotteries to be admitted to 31 charter middle schools across the United States.The results show that admission to a charter middle school did not affect college outcomes. Additionally, the study finds no consistent relationship between the impact a charter middle school achievement and the school’s impact on college outcomes.
Place, K., & Gleason, P. Do Charter Middle Schools Improve Students’ College Outcomes? (Study Highlights) (No. 61bd53574633412b9136328cb4e143ef). Mathematica Policy Research.
This book examines issues pertaining to making effective hiring decisions. The authors present a research-based interview protocol built on quality indicators.
Stronge, J. and Hindman, J., (2006). Teacher Quality Index. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development