ANDREA K RORRER

ANDREA K RORRER portrait
  • Director, Utah Education Policy Center
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Research College of Education
  • Interim Chair Department of Educational Leadership & Policy
  • Director, Utah Education Policy Center
  • Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy

Publications

Publications

  • Ni, Y., Yan, R., Rorrer, A.K. & Nicholson, A. (2017). Teacher Turnover in Utah Between 2013-14 and 2014-15. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Ni, Y., Nguyen, H., Rorrer, A.K. , Franklin, J., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Teacher Retention in Utah: Exploring 2011-12 SASS and 2012-13 TFS Survey Data. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Ni, Y., Yan, R., Rorrer, A.K. & Nicholson, A. (2017). Beginning Teacher Turnover in Utah Between 2008-09 and 2014-15. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 02/2017.
  • Groth, C. & Rorrer, A.K. (2016). 2016 West Comprehensive Center Annual Evaluation. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 12/2016.
  • Ni, Y., Pounder, D. Groth, C., Korach, S., Rorrer, A.K., & Young, M.D., (Preparing for submission 2016). Leadership Preparation Program Matters: Examining the Relationships Between Preparation Program Quality Attributes and Graduate Learning Outcomes. In progress, 12/2016.
  • Young, M.D., Rorrer, A., Pounder, D., Groth, C., Koratch, S., Winn, K. (2016). Developing Evaluation Evidence: An Evaluation Handbook for Educational Leadership Preparation. Charlottesville, VA: UCEA. Published, 11/2016.
  • Pounder, D., Ni, Y., Winn, K., Korach, S., Rorrer, A., & Young, M. D. (2016). Findings from the 2016 Inspire-Graduate (G) Survey. Charlottesville, VA: UCEA. Published, 11/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Rorrer, A.K., & Franklin, J. (2016) Early Learning Election Brief. Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 10/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Rorrer, A.K., & Bradley, J., Groth, C. Franklin, J. (2016). Utah Education: Election Brief. Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 10/2016.
  • Yoon, I.H., Rorrer, A.K., Leu, S.E., Groth, C.A., McKinney, A.E., (2016, revise resumit). Organizational Readiness for Mandated School Improvement: A Frame. Journal of Educational Administration . Revise/resubmit(1), 10/2016.
  • Gulosino, C., Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. Newly hired teacher mobility in charter schools and traditional public schools: A test of segmented labor market theory. Under review with American Journal of Education. Submitted, 08/2016.
  • Nicholson, A., Franklin, J. & Rorrer, A. (2016). At First Glance: Teachers in Utah. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 06/2016.
  • Ni, Y., Hollingsworth, L., Rorrer, A., & Pounder, D. (2016). The Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs (Chapter 15). In M. Young & G. Crow (Eds)., Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge. Published, 05/2016.
  • Ni, Y. Sun, M. & Rorrer, AK. Principal Turnover: Upheaval and Uncertainty in Utah Schools? Educational Administration Quarterly. Published, 06/2014.
  • Swenson, K., Orian, E. & Rorrer, A.K. (Revise and Resubmit). Stuet Reengagement after High School Dropout: Which, How, and When Students Reengage. Journal Of Education for Students Placed at Risk. Revise/resubmit(1), 01/2014.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., Yoon, I., Swenson, K., & Shooter, W., (2012). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 4 Implementation Evaluation 2011-2012: Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 12/2012.
  • Young, M. & Rorrer, A. K. (2012). Promoting the Utilization of Educational Leadership Research in Preparation, Practice and Policy. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 7. 195-216. In press, 10/2012.
  • Ni, Y. & Rorrer, A. K. (2012). Twice Considered: Charter schools and student achievement in Utah. Economics of Education Review, 31(5), 835–849. In press, 10/2012.
  • Swenson, K., Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., (2012). Research Brief: Chronic Absenteeism. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. Published, 07/2012.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Groth, C., Yoon, I., Shooter, W., Swenson, K., & Raphael, R. (2011). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 3 Implementation Evaluation 2010-2011: Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Released, 11/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K., Swenson, K., & Raphael, R. (2011). Performance-Based Compensation Pilot, Program Evaluation. Evaluation Technical Report. Utah Education Policy Center: Salt Lake City, UT. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Released, 11/2011.
  • Alemán, E., Jr., Rorrer, A. K., & Parker, L. (Eds.) Special Issue of the Peabody Journal of Education on the Politics of Education. Released, 10/2011.
  • Rorrer, A. K. District Efforts to Construct and Maintain a Collective Identity. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Educational Administration. (refereed). In progress, 09/2011.
  • Publication: Dual Language Immersion: Utah Dual Immersion Model So Jung Kim, Soo Yeon Kim, Natalia Raylik, Andrea Rorrer, Ph.D. Other, 08/2011.
  • Alemán, E., Jr., Salazar, T., Rorrer, A. K., & Parker, L. (Eds. 2011) Introduction to Post-Racialism in U.S. Public School and Higher Education Settings: The Politics of Education in the Age of Obama. Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, 86(5). Published, 01/2011.
  • Rorrer, A.K. & Groth, C. (2010). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Year 2 Implementation Evaluation 2009-2010. Technical Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 12/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Allie, J. (2010). University of Utah Parental Leave Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, Ut: Utah Education Policy Center. Published, 12/2010.
  • Rorrer, A. K., & Groth, Cori A. (2010). United Way of Salt Lake Community Learning Center Cross-Case Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Case Profiles (July 2010) provided for each Community Learning Site: Wasatch Elementary School (Davis School District), Holy Cross Ministries (Park City School District), Mt. View (Salt Lake School District), Kearns Junior High and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (Granite School District) and Guadalupe Schools. Published, 09/2010.
  • Rorrer, A.K. (2010). Education for the Emerging World in Which We Live: Park City School District Strategic Plan. Salt Lake City, Ut: Utah Education Policy Center. Released, 06/2010.
    http://www.pcschools.us/publicinfo/pcsdplan.pdf
  • Jackson, K., Rorrer, A. K. & Orr, M.T. (2010). Update on the School Leadership Preparation and Practice Survey (SLPPS). Learning & Teaching in Educational Leadership SIG Newsletter. Published, 05/2010.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/29188916/LTEL-SIG-Spring...
  • Orr, T., Young, M., & Rorrer, A. K. (2010). Developing Evaluation Evidence: A Formative and Summative Evaluation Planner for Educational Leadership Preparation Programs. Prepared for the National Center for Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice. UCEA. Released, 04/2010.
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  • Sindelar, P. T., Heretick, J., Hirsch, E., Rorrer, A., & Dawson, S. (2010). What District Administrators Need to Know About State Induction Policy. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 23(1), 5-13. (Refereed). Published, 03/2010.
  • Maxcy, B., Rorrer, A. K. & Alemán, E. (2009). The institutional influence of the state in educational reform in Texas. Fusarelli, L., Fusarelli, B., & Cooper, B. (eds.) The rising state: How state power is transforming our nation’s schools (pp.89-132). New York: SUNY Press. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Lugg, C. & Rorrer, A. K. (2009). The Politics of (Im)Prudent State-level Home-Schooling Policies. In D. N. Plank, W. E. Schmidt & G. Sykes (Eds.). AERA Handbook of Education Policy Research, (pp. 805-818). Washington, D. C.: Routledge. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Orr, M. T., Jackson, K., & Rorrer, A. (2009). Following Up Graduates: Development of the School Leadership Preparation and Practice Survey and a Shared Research Process. UCEA Review, 49 (3). 29-35. Other, 2009.
  • Hirsch, E.,* Rorrer, A.,* Sindelar, P. T.,* Dawson, S., Heretick, J., & Jai, C. L. (2009) Induction and mentoring for beginning special education teachers: An analysis of state policy. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, National Center to Improve Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (refereed). Other, 2009.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C. (2009). Beverley Taylor Sorenson Evaluation Report, Executive Summary. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. Other, 2009.
  • McConnell, T. & Rorrer, A. K. (2009). Professional Behavior: Crossing the Line. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 12(2), 19-43. (Refereed). Published, 2009.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (Fall 2008). Letter to the President. (Compilation of Letters from the UCEA Executive Committee.) UCEA Review, 49 (3). 5. Published, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C., Pounder, D., & Minami, T. (2008). Utah Comprehensive School Reform: Final Evaluation Report. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Office of Education. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2008.
  • McConnell, T. & Rorrer, A. K. Professional Behavior: Crossing the Line. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Bridging organizational consciousness to develop collective action. Manuscript submitted to Leadership and Policy in Schools. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Hirsch, E.,* Rorrer, A.,* Sindelar, P. T.,* Dawson, S., Heretick, J., & Jai, C. L. Induction and mentoring for beginning special education teachers: An analysis of state policy. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, National Center to Improve Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (refereed). Submitted, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K., Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (2008). A theory of districts: The districts‘ role as an institutional actor in improving achievement and advancing equity. Educational Administration Quarterly, 44(3), 307-358. (Refereed). Published, 2008.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Groth, C. & Valles, B. (2007). Local District Responsiveness: Who Governs, Who Participates, and Who Gets Represented? Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Education Policy Center. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2007.
  • Alemán, E.* & Rorrer, A. K.* (2006, September). Closing Educational Achievement Gaps for Latina/o Students in Utah: Initiating a Policy Discourse and Framework. Utah Education Policy Center. Policy report commissioned by Centro de la Familia de Utah and American Express. * Authors listed alphabetically; contributed equally to this report. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A K., Hausman, C., & Groth, C. (2006). Utah Charter Schools. Utah Education Policy Center. Prepared for the Utah State Legislative Appropriations Committee. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. (eds. 2006, January/March). Introduction: Power, Education, and the Politics of Social Justice. Educational Policy, 20(1). 5-7. Published, 2006.
  • Alemán, E. & Rorrer, A. K. (2006, August 1). Let‘s “nobly” address the achievement gaps problem and embrace the assets in our state. Salt Lake Tribune. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. Hausman, & C., Groth, C. (2007). Utah Charter Schools Study. Policy Perspectives, 3(1), 1-3. Salt Lake City, UT: Center for Public Policy and Administration. http://www.cppa.utah.edu/publications/k-12/PP_Charter_School_Study.pdf. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006). Utah Education Policy Center. Contributed to the College of Education Annual Report. Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Lugg, C. (eds. 2006, January/March). Power, Education, and the Politics of Social Justice. The 2006 Politics of Education Association Special Issue (PEA Yearbook). Educational Policy. (Refereed). Published, 01/2006.
  • Mahitivanichcha, K.* & Rorrer, A. K.* (2006). Re-considering Access to and Participation in the Superintendency: Women‘s “Choices” Within Market Constraints. Educational Administration Quarterly, 42(4), 483-517. *Authors contributed equally to manuscript. (Refereed). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2006, January/March). Eroding Inequity: Straddling the margin of tolerance. Educational Policy, 20(1), 225-248. (Refereed). Published, 2006.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Skrla, L. (2004). Leaders as policy mediators: The Reconceptualization of accountability. Theory into Practice, 44(1). 53-62. (Refereed). Published, 2004.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2003). Intersections in Accountability Reform: Complexity, Local Actors, Legitimacy, and Agendas. In Skrla, L. & Scheurich, J. (Eds.) Educational equity and accountability: Paradigms, policies, and politics, (pp. 251-266). London: Routledge-Falmer. (invited/Reviewed). Published, 2003.
  • Rorrer, A. K. (2002). Educational Leadership and Institutional Capacity for Equity. UCEA Review, 43(3). 1-5. (Reviewed). Published, 2002.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (2001). U.S. School Reform Policy, State Accountability Systems, and the Limited English Proficient Student. Journal of Educational Policy, 16(2). 163-178. (Refereed). Published, 2001.
  • Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Summary Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. Austin, Texas: University of Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2000.
  • Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Evaluation Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. University of Texas: Austin, Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P., Phillips, J., & Rorrer, A. K. (2000). Transforming Public Schools: Summary Report. The Houston Annenberg Challenge Research and Evaluation Study. Austin, Texas: University of Texas. (Contracted Research and Evaluation) Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 2000.
  • Rorrer, A. K. & Stevens, N. (1999). School Size and Class Size in Texas Public Schools. The Office of Policy Planning and Research Publication. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. Published, 1999.
  • Reyes, P. & Rorrer, A. K. (1999). Ways to Improve Mathematics Education for Migrant Students: Training Modules. Austin, Texas: Texas Education Agency. (Contracted Research and Evaluation). Published, 1999.