ERIC Number: EJ920819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Assistant Principals in High-Stakes Accountability Environments: The Effects of Job Attributes and School Characteristics
Munoz, Marco A.; Barber, Houston M.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, v23 n2 p131-142 May 2011
This study addressed the topic of job specifications and school characteristics since there is a shortage of quality AP applicants in high-stakes accountability environments. It is important to learn about allocation of duties from educational administrators with on-the-job experience as well as to learn why current APs would consider applying for other AP positions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of job attributes (instruction, discipline), school level (elementary, middle, high), and school achievement (in-need-of-assistance, progressing, meets goal) on applicant's rating of an AP position. This research study used an experimental design. A main effect for job attributes indicated that instruction was significantly higher than discipline when attracting assistant principals. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Research Design, Discipline, Academic Achievement, Employment Experience, Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Influences, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Assessment, Administrator Responsibility, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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