Panarese, Christine Marion, Philip Brian McManus, Telena S. Imel, and Maryanne Palmer. “Feedback: How one Massachusetts School District Facilitates and Sustains Teacher Growth”, EdD, Boston College, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/3836.
This qualitative case study examined teacher and administrator perceptions of how one Massachusetts school district used the feedback processes to facilitate teacher growth and development. Feedback was defined as any type of information about performance or progress towards a goal that is transferred from one individual or group to another individual or group. Data gathered from participant interviews, artifact analyses, and observations of district meetings found not only effective distribution and use of educator feedback, but also that teachers and administrators participated in feedback-seeking behavior. The district appeared to be successful in embedding a social learning culture that facilitated and conditioned the positive use of feedback as an activator for ongoing examination of teaching and learning as well as the development and progress monitoring of individual and collective district improvement goals.