The purpose of this study was to learn if teachers believe their experiences with the Ohio Resident Educator Program (OREP) improved their ability to meet the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP). Two hundred forty-five teachers voluntarily participated in a thirty-three question Likert-based survey with seven open-ended comment sections. For this study, the researchers analyzed the Likert-based survey responses through basic descriptive analysis and ANOVAs and the 456 comments from the seven open-ended comment sections regarding the seven OSTP standards through grounded theory. The findings indicate that the beginning teachers do not believe the Ohio Resident Educator Program improved their ability to meet these standards. However, they reported their teacher preparation programs, classroom experiences, and mentors, colleagues, and administrators did improve their ability to meet the standards.
Williams, Nicole V.; Gillham, John C.; and Evans, Leslie A.
"New Teacher Perceptions of Induction Programs: A Study of Open-Ended Commentary,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 28:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol28/iss3/3