Delaware Department of Education Talent Practices

Excellent Educator Hiring Practices

Research demonstrates that teacher effectiveness is the most important in-school factor influencing the rate of student learning. The state of Delaware faces significant competition from surrounding states in recruiting and hiring excellent educators and has committed to recruiting and hiring excellent educators.                        

To understand how excellent educators are best selected, recruited, hired and retained, we work with the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) annually to gather information from district Human Resource directors and school staff about their practices. Using a comprehensive survey and selected in-depth case studies across the state, ImpactED’s research has helped shape hiring practices in Delaware over the last several years.

“The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has worked with ImpactED overt the last several years on a number of qualitative and quantitative projects relating to Educator Effectiveness. ImpactED continues to be a preferred partner because of their exceptional customer service, willingness to go above and beyond, and high-quality results. ImpactED’s work has directly resulted in a number of DDOE policy changes, including improvements on programming, modifications to HR practices, and influence on regulatory updates."

-Brittany Mauney, Senior Education Associate, Educator Data and Analytics, Delaware Department of Education 

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

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