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ERIC Number: ED545366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 62
Abstractor: ERIC
Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Principal Follow-Up Survey. First Look. NCES 2014-064
Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents selected findings from the Public School Principal Status and Private School Principal Status Data Files of the 2012-13 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS). The PFS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools in the 50 states and District of Columbia and was initiated to inform discussions and decisions regarding principal attrition and mobility among policymakers, researchers, and parents. First collected in school year 2008-09, the PFS was designed as a component of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and was sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the Institute of Education Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of SASS is to collect information that can provide a detailed picture of U.S. elementary and secondary schools and their staff. This information is collected through questionnaires sent to districts, schools, principals, teachers, and library media centers. Information from all of the surveys can be linked. The purpose of this First Look is to introduce new data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information. Selected findings chosen for this report demonstrate the range of information available on the 2012-13 SASS Public School Principal Status and Private School Principal Status Data Files. The selected findings do not represent a complete review of all observed differences in the data and are not meant to emphasize any particular issue. The tables in this report contain counts and percentages demonstrating bivariate associations between variables. All of the results have been weighted to reflect the sample design and to account for nonresponse and other adjustments. Comparisons drawn in the selected findings have been tested for statistical significance at the 0.05 level using Student's t statistics to ensure that the differences are larger than those that might be expected due to sampling variation. No adjustments were made for multiple comparisons. Many of the variables examined are related to one another, and complex interactions and relationships have not been explored. Statistical Analysis Software (SAS 9.3) and SUDAAN (11.0) were used to compute the statistics for this report. Appended are : (1) Standard Error Tables; (2) Methodology and Technical Notes; (3) Description of Variables; and (4) Principal Status Forms.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-D-005
IES Cited: ED565484