Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Author's Department

Educational Administration

First Advisor

Larry Janes


Article 24A of the Illinois School Code was enacted in order to improve instruction in the State of Illinois. One of the underlying beliefs of the legislators who designed and passed the School Improvement Act of 1985, which contained Article 24A was that one way to improve instruction is to eliminate the unsatisfactory performers in the classroom. Since the implementation of Article 24A no data based studies have been conducted on the effects of this legislation on those teachers evaluated as unsatisfactory. This study is intended to gather data on the number of unsatisfactory performers as well as the characteristics of those teachers, including experience and teaching behaviors. It is also the intention of this study to determine in what districts those unsatisfactory performers have been identified and what has been the outcome of the unsatisfactory rating or remediation plan on unsatisfactory teachers. Therefore, it is the purpose of this study to determine the effects Article 24A has had on the teachers judged as unsatisfactory by qualified administrators.

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