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ERIC Number: EJ1003863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
Superintendent Tenure and Student Achievement
Simpson, Jennifer
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v9 n4 p10-23 Win 2013
A correlational research design was used to examine the influence of superintendent tenure on student achievement in rural Appalachian Kentucky school districts. Superintendent tenure was compared to aggregated student achievement scores for 2011 and to changes in students' learning outcomes over the course of the superintendents' tenure. The relationship between superintendent tenure and changes in student achievement scores was statistically significant. A regression test indicated a significant correlation between the two variables, (r [44] = 0.75, p less than 0.01). Data also indicated that students demonstrated significant growth in achievement test scores when superintendents served more than five years in the same school district, as shown by an independent samples t-test (t [43] = 2.01, p less than 0.01). (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky