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ERIC Number: EJ901831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Staffing at the Middle School Level: Are the Least Qualified Principals Assigned to the Neediest School Buildings?
Young, Phillip; Reimer, Donald Paul; Young, Karen Holsey
Educational Research Quarterly, v34 n1 p18-34 Sep 2010
A structural equation modeling approach is used to assess the relationships among human capital endowments of school principals and characteristics of students at the middle school level. Human capital endowments are measured according to education, teacher experience, and administrator experience, while characteristics of students are assessed according to diversity, English language learners, and poverty. Results indicate that high risk students are equally served but not better served. That is, the most qualified principals are not assigned to the neediest school buildings. Consequently, school districts are failing to capitalize on staffing opportunities for principals. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A