ERIC Number: EJ1128645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Characteristics of High-Performing School Districts
Leithwood, Kenneth; Azah, Vera N.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v16 n1 p27-53 2017
This mixed-methods study inquired about characteristics of districts which influence changes in student achievement and how those characteristics are developed. Staff in 49 Ontario districts were surveyed to estimate the status of nine district characteristics on changes in provincial tests of math and language achievement over five years. A cross-case analysis of interview data collected in three high-performing districts provided in-depth descriptions of each of the nine district characteristics. Results indicated that most of the nine district characteristics had significant effects on student achievement. Implications for policy and practice are suggested.
Descriptors: School Districts, High Achievement, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Mixed Methods Research, Best Practices, Mathematics Achievement, Language Acquisition, Interviews, Student Development, Performance Factors, Principals, Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Leadership Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Instructional Development, Evidence Based Practice, Learning Processes, Staff Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Likert Scales
Taylor & Francis. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A