Across Arkansas, it is safe to say that districts are interested in hiring the best teachers; but how do district leaders attempt to recruit and hire the most effective teachers? How do district leaders attempt to identify which teacher candidates will be the most effective? Recently, a number of school districts have an even greater reason for their new hires to be excellent teachers, because these districts have schools that have been labeled as focus or priority schools, resulting from poor academic performance.
Shuls, James V.; Burks, Sarah M.; and Ritter, Gary W., "What Do Schools Look For in Prospective Teacher? An Analysis of Teacher Application Data" (2012). Arkansas Education Reports. 35.