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ERIC Number: ED512845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Statewide Superintendents Survey: 2002. Analysis and Findings: Section I. Evaluation of Superintendents and Principals
Wiggall, Richard
Center for the Study of Education Policy
In 2002, a survey was sent to every local educational agency's superintendent. After a period of four weeks, a follow-up survey was sent to the superintendents who had not responded. The respondents to the survey totaled 505 of a possible 894. The intent of this survey was to develop a perspective of local school district superintendents. A similar process was followed in 2000, although the content of the survey addressed different topics. This series of surveys is not intended to develop a longitudinal data base but rather a "snapshot" of perspectives at a point in time. When comparing the number of responses from 2000 and 2002 (See Tables 1 and 2) it is noted that there were 98 fewer responses in 2002. The author believes this is due to the structure of the survey and not to a lack of interest. The survey was constructed in four parts, as follows: Part I dealing with aspects of performance evaluation for superintendents and principals; Parts II and III to develop an estimate of Illinois' future needs for teachers: Part IV to solicit information regarding state and local finance. This survey provided a very strong indication that boards of education do not have knowledge regarding the Illinois Standards for School Administrators. Only one quarter of the responding superintendents felt that their board had a working knowledge of the Standards. If Standards are to become part of the lexicon of board members then both superintendents and board organizations need to step up the process of familiarizing board members with these Standards and the purpose of these Standards. (Contains 10 tables.)
Center for the Study of Education Policy. Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Illinois State University, 320 DeGarmo Hall, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State University, Center for the Study of Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Illinois