ERIC Number: ED255594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Leadership System Research Report.
Davidson, Jack L.; Montgomery, Margret A.
The Tyler (Texas) Independent School District's Instructional Leadership System, which is based on the premise that effective leadership is the basis for the success of the instructional program, is described and evaluated in this report. The system is described in terms of administrative organization; management design; the system's basis in the effective schools research; data analysis; goal setting and planning; and evaluation. Significant gains in student achievement at the fifth grade level in 1983-84 and 1984-85 are reported, and these improvements are attributed to the systematic planning and supervision of the instructional program by the building principal under the Instructional Leadership System. Data are presented showing significant student achievement gains as principals and faculties became more proficient in assessing needs, setting common goals, establishing a cooperative school climate, monitoring student progress, and evaluating instructional activities on a regular basis. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Board of Education Policy, Data Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Needs Assessment, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Administration, School Based Management, School Organization
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tyler Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers: Instructional Leadership; Tyler Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (Dallas, Texas, 1985).