ERIC Number: ED359668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Leadership, School Instructional Climate, and Student Learning Outcomes. Project Report.
Krug, Samuel E.
Findings of a study that examined how effectively instructional leadership and instructional climate predict student learning outcomes are presented in this paper. Surveys to determine principals' self-perceptions and teachers' perceptions of instructional climate were completed by 72 principals and 1,523 teachers. Achievement results for 9,415 students, taken from the Illinois statewide student-assessment program, were available at the third-grade level (56 schools), sixth-grade level (41 schools), and eighth-grade level (15 schools). The dimensions of instructional leadership included: defining mission; managing curriculum and instruction; supervising and supporting teaching; monitoring student progress; and promoting instructional climate. Measured dimensions of instructional climate included accomplishment, recognition, power, and affiliation. Findings demonstrated a significantly positive correlation between principals' self-ratings of instructional leadership and student achievement. The correlations were strongest for academic satisfaction, recognition, accomplishment, and commitment. No significant relationships were found between teacher ratings of instructional leadership and student achievement, though they were generally positive. In conclusion, the findings provide empirical evidence for a strong relationship between instructional leadership and student learning outcomes. (Contains 26 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Correlation, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Institutional Environment, Instructional Leadership, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Organizational Climate, Secondary School Teachers
National Center for School Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 W. Springfield, Urbana, IL 61801 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; MetriTech Inc., MI.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois