Young, V., Keating, K., Yee, K., & Brigham, N. (2014). Evaluation of the Human Resources Pilot: Final report. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
The Human Resources (HR) Pilot was one of three Race to the Top-funded Human Capital Management Initiatives by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The HR Pilot initiative focused on the goal of effecting systemic changes under seven human resources “levers” to drive improvement in teacher knowledge and skills. The seven levers included recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and broader organizational structures and adult professional culture. SRI Education conducted longitudinal case studies of the three pilot districts, examining changes in policy and practices under key levers and factors shaping variation in implementation, including leadership, labor management relations, communication and buy-in, and technical assistance. The report culminates in a discussion of sustainability and lessons learned in district reform.