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Branch, Gregory; Hanushek, Eric; Rivkin, Steven – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
Much has been written about the importance of school leadership, but there is surprisingly little systematic evidence on this topic. This paper presents preliminary estimates of key elements of the market for school principals, employing rich panel data on principals from Texas State. The consideration of teacher movements across schools suggests…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Occupational Mobility, Administrator Attitudes
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Emory, Ronya; Caughy, Margaret; Harris, T. Robert; Franzini, Luisa – Journal of Community Psychology, 2008
To examine how neighborhood characteristics influence academic achievement, data were drawn from a community survey of low-income neighborhoods and linked with data on performance on standardized testing for third-grade students attending elementary schools in those communities. Results of multilevel logistic regressions indicated that probability…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Social Characteristics, Educational Attainment, Standardized Tests
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Texas Education Agency, Austin. – 1992
This report presents the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) performance results to state officials and the public as required by state law. Compiled in two volumes, TAAS results are aggregated and reported for the state as a whole, for education service centers and individual districts, and in district demographic groupings. This volume…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Exit Examinations, Performance