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ERIC Number: ED175911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Refinement of the Administrator Professional Leadership Scale (APLS-II). Report 74-3.
Thompson, Bruce
The Administrator Professional Leadership Scale (APLS) was developed to measure the professional leadership quality of a school principal, and to provide principals with anonymous feedback on teachers' perceptions of their leadership. Further refinement was carried out to increase its reliability; to discover categories of administrator behavior considered by teachers when evaluating leadership; and to improve the evaluation of principals according to these dimensions of leadership. Efforts to improve reliability reduced the scale from 24 to 18 items, and increased the number of principals rated. Three factors of effective leadership were indicated by the responses of 1,478 teachers who completed the APLS: (1) instructional leadership; (2) personal warmth; and (3) managerial effectiveness. A refined scoring procedure was implemented to improve the meaningfulness of principal evaluations. Respondents rated three principals (current principal, best ever known, and worst ever known) on a seven-point scale ranging from never to always. (The 24 items from the original APLS, and the 18-item revised APLS are appended). (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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