Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy

Department

Muskie School of Public Service

First Advisor

Catherine Fallona

Second Advisor

David Silvernail

Third Advisor

Jeff Beaudry

Keywords

Educational policy, educational reform, educational policy implementation

Abstract

The goal of educational policy is to improve the teaching and learning process within public schools. The qualitative study was designed to add depth of understanding to the process of educational policy implementation . The study focused on the classroom implementation of three policy initiatives impacting public schools in Maine: Teacher Evaluation System (TES), Response to Intervention (RtI), and Proficiency Based Education (PBE).

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