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Grissom, Jason A.; Bartanen, Brendan – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Research demonstrates the importance of principal effectiveness for school performance and the potentially negative effects of principal turnover. However, we have limited understanding of the factors that lead principals to leave their schools or about the relative effectiveness of those who stay and those who turn over. We investigate the…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Labor Turnover, Promotion (Occupational)
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Davis, Bradley; Anderson, Erin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2021
Purpose: The authors demonstrate the usage of data visualization for conveying educational administration research, with a specific focus on differential principal turnover. They model when and how principals move, over time, between six categories of turnover. Design/methodology/approach: The authors construct several easy-to-interpret alluvial…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Principals, Persistence, Administrator Characteristics
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Nixon, Andy; Kimbrel, Laurie; Packard, Abbot; Nhekairo, Natasha – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2020
Research provides an undeniable connection between teacher quality and student outcomes. This quantitative study investigated reasons that principals recommend non-renewal of a teacher's contract and the barriers that challenge their ability to address ineffective teachers. Data were gathered using a survey that was completed by over 3,200…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Dismissal
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Grissom, Jason A.; Mitani, Hajime; Woo, David S. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: Concerns about variation in the quality of preservice preparation provided by many university-based principal preparation programs (PPPs) has led to calls to use outcomes of program graduates to hold PPPs accountable. Little research, however, has assessed the degree to which different outcomes for PPP graduates in fact vary…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Outcomes of Education, Administrator Effectiveness
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Service, Brenda; Thornton, Kate – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
Effective school leadership is widely acknowledged as having a positive impact on student achievement. However, there appears to be no deliberate process to sustain New Zealand principals' effectiveness throughout their careers. This article discusses the views of current and former New Zealand secondary school principals about their complex role…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
Grissom, Jason A.; Egalite, Anna J.; Lindsay, Constance A. – Educational Leadership, 2021
A school's success is largely determined by the effectiveness of its principal--decades of research have made this clear. Less settled is the question of what principals need to know and do to drive positive outcomes in their schools. A recent report funded by The Wallace Foundation provides evidence on the connection between school principals and…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Effectiveness
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Henry, Wesley; Grooms, Ain A.; Locke, Leslie Ann; Triplett, Steven – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
Kathleen Pitts was hired as an elementary principal with the intent of diversifying the educator ranks in a town with growing racial, economic, and cultural diversity. Upon starting her new position, Kathleen faced resistance from the staff and community. In addition, she received little support from her administrator colleagues as she forged…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Schools, Leadership, Diversity (Faculty)
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Bartanen, Brendan – Educational Researcher, 2020
Student attendance is increasingly recognized as an important measure of educational success, which has spurred a body of research examining the extent to which schools can affect this outcome. However, prior work almost exclusively focuses on teachers, and no studies have explicitly examined the importance of school leaders. This study begins to…
Descriptors: Principals, Attendance, Administrator Role, Reading Achievement
Goldring, Ellen B.; Clark, Melissa A.; Rubin, Mollie; Rogers, Laura K.; Grissom, Jason A.; Gill, Brian; Kautz, Tim; McCullough, Moira; Neel, Michael; Burnett, Alyson – Mathematica, 2020
In 2014, The Wallace Foundation launched the Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI), a four-year, $24 million effort to redefine principal supervision in six urban school districts. The PSI aimed to help districts overhaul a position traditionally focused on administration, operations, and compliance to one dedicated to developing and supporting…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Role, Urban Schools
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Hansen, Cindy – Rural Educator, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that influenced a principal's decision to leave his or her rural school. Six principals who left their rural Minnesota schools within the previous year were interviewed to determine the perceived factors that led to their departure decisions. Factors were grouped into personal,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Labor Turnover
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Grissom, Jason A.; Mitani, Hajime; Woo, David S. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Purpose: Concerns about variation in the quality of pre-service preparation provided by many university-based principal preparation programs (PPPs) has led to calls to use outcomes of program graduates to hold PPPs accountable, which the recent growth of state administrative data systems has made feasible. Little research, however, has assessed…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Outcomes of Education, Administrator Effectiveness
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Thessin, Rebecca A. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand what the principal and principal supervisor each bring and contribute to their collaborative work that is consequential for the principal's learning and development as an instructional leader. Design/methodology/approach: Multiple case study methodology is used to gather data from 12 principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Supervision, School Administration
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Grissom, Jason A.; Bartanen, Brendan; Mitani, Hajime – AERA Open, 2019
Numerous studies document the inequitable distribution of teacher quality across schools. We focus instead on the distribution of principal quality, examining how multiple proxies for quality, including experience, teachers' survey assessments of leaders, and rubric-based practice ratings assigned by principals' supervisors, vary by measures of…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
Wood, Sandra Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
School principals are in a position to influence, promote, and enhance student performance and achievement in public schools. Abundant research has pointed to the role a principal holds in his or her school and his or her ability to affect student performance. In order for principals to succeed fully in their roles, their leadership traits in…
Descriptors: Principals, Extraversion Introversion, Personality, Leadership Effectiveness
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Bartanen, Brendan; Grissom, Jason A.; Rogers, Laura K. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Nationally, 18% of principals turn over each year, yet research has not yet credibly established the effects of this turnover on student and teacher outcomes. Using statewide data from Missouri and Tennessee, we employ a difference-in-differences model with a matched comparison group to estimate arguably causal effects. We find that principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Labor Turnover, Faculty Mobility, Outcomes of Education
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