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ERIC Number: ED520299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-31
Pages: 76
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Strategic Class Roster Creation in Elementary Schools: Indicative of Student Reading Growth or a Waste of Time?
Henderson, John Michael
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One managerial leadership activity school leaders control and organize, either by overseeing or successfully delegating, is the creation of class rosters. The targeted purpose of this research is to determine whether a measurable value exists in spending the time and efforts to strategically "create" elementary school classes while considering key indicators that, if put into place when determining class assignments, positively benefit student reading growth for students. Certain principals explicitly consider specific key indicators, while others consider fewer. To determine whether value exists in considering key indicators when creating class rosters, for this research, each principal's survey response was paired with their school's 2009-2010 reading growth measure. Potentially, these and subsequent findings may result in the development of a practice that elementary school principals could oversee or employ to improve existing methods for creating class rosters. By advancing class roster creation procedures, and understanding that key variables should or should not be considered, principals may ultimately make better leadership decisions. Better managerial decisions within schools ultimately will lead to higher student achievement, resulting in a higher quality school and most importantly, an improved education for children. Two appendixes present: (1) Questionnaire; and (2) Respondent Answers: Demographic Information; and (3) Respondent Answers: Key Indicators. A time log is also included. (Contains 7 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina