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ERIC Number: ED509682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Principal Effectiveness and Leadership in an Era of Accountability: What Research Says. Brief 8
Rice, Jennifer King
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
While the importance of principals has long been recognized by educators and researchers, empirical studies on the effectiveness and distribution of principals have been undermined by the lack of data to study principals, their complex work, and their impact on school outcomes. In fact, "little systematic evidence exists about the quantitative importance of principals, making it difficult to sort through alternative policy proposals". Recent work by CALDER (National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research) researchers has advanced the knowledge base on school leadership, and specifically principal effectiveness, by drawing on longitudinal state data to estimate the effects of principals for different kinds of schools and students. Taken together, this work sheds some light on important issues related to school leadership and principal effectiveness. This paper presents a list of key findings on principal effectiveness studies. [This research policy brief describes the work presented at the national conference of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), "Principal Effectiveness and Leadership in an Era of Accountability: What Research Says", in Washington, D.C., on December 11, 2009.]
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-261-5739; Fax: 202-833-2477; e-mail: inquiry@caldercenter.org; Web site: http://www.caldercenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute, National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Identifiers - Location: Florida; North Carolina; Texas
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060067
IES Cited: ED557946; ED555572