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ERIC Number: EJ1119341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1942-7751
Evaluating Principal-Preparation Programs Based on Placement Rates: Problems and Prospects for Policymakers
Fuller, Edward J.; Hollingworth, Liz
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v11 n3 p237-271 Dec 2016
Recent calls to hold preparation programs accountable for outcomes have led states to develop and adopt preparation program accountability systems. A primary feature of these systems is a focus on outcomes such as placement rates, retention rates, and graduates' effectiveness in improving K-12 student achievement. Yet, little research has examined the feasibility of employing such outcome measures, let alone the validity and reliability of the inherent judgments. This conceptual study reviews and makes conclusions about the appropriateness of using placement rates to evaluate principal-preparation programs based on theoretical analyses and empirical analysis of statewide placement data from Texas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A