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Kimbrel, Laurie A. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
School administrators must ensure that every child has access to high quality instruction, making it imperative that only the teacher candidates with the greatest probability of success are hired. Most teacher selection practices are neither valid nor reliable and do not accurately predict job performance. Teacher hiring processes and therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Educational Quality, Administrators, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hart, Walter H.; Schramm-Possinger, Meghan; Hoyle, Sherry – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Researchers examined the relationship between superintendent longevity and district variables on standardized test scores for students in North Carolina. The authors used hierarchical multiple regression to understand if superintendent-specific variables explained variance in student performance over and above district-based variables documented…
Descriptors: Superintendents, School Districts, Persistence, Public Schools
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Roberts, Kelly Morris – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
This essay outlines the case for keeping schools diverse socioeconomically as an important priority in school choice and school assignment. The author uses the current climate surrounding charter schools and private vouchers to connect to other times in the history of our nation's schools when diversity was threatened, namely the civil rights era…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests
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Puckett, Tiffany; Graves, Christopher; Sutton, Lenford C. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Minority students and students with disabilities are disciplined disproportionately from their peers. Discipline has led to many negative consequences in the lives of youth in the United States, including the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance encouraging school districts to develop policies that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Punishment
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Hallam, Pamela R.; Boren, David M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2019
Many universities partner with school districts in providing professional development for school leaders through a principal's academy. Since 2002, Brigham Young University and five local districts, representing approximately one-third of all of the students in the state of Utah, have sponsored the BYU Principals Academy to meet the professional…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Principals
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Vukotich, Charles J., Jr.; Lani, Grace M. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
Schools are valuable venues for research institutions. Research can also be beneficial to public schools. School administrators should be proactive in identifying research topics and establishing standards and expectations for the university researchers. This article describes the partnership between a university researcher and a K-12 director of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Fowler, Denver J.; Brown, Kelly – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
By using equity theory through a social justice lens, the authors intend to highlight how data are currently being used to solve the "what" and not the "why" as it relates to achievement gaps for marginalized students in urban settings. School practitioners have been utilizing quantitative data, such as district and state…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Management Information Systems, Social Justice
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Shaffer, Michael B.; Ellis, John G.; Swensson, Jeff – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
"Getting poor kids out of failing schools" sounds like an altruistic cause most Americans support. However, one policy mechanism utilized to achieve that result, parental choice vouchers, has a checkered past. This descriptive analysis explores the policy-bubble created when state legislators eschewed their constitutional responsibility…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, State Legislation, Legislators, Politics of Education
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Penuel, William R.; Shaw, Sam; Bell, Philip; Hopkins, Megan; Neill, Tiffany; Farrell, Caitlin C. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
This paper describes a Networked Improvement Community comprised of a network of 13 states focused on improving coherence and equity in state systems of science education. Grounded in principles of improvement science adapted from healthcare, we are developing and testing resources for formative assessment in science, with the aim of developing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Teamwork
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Jarrett, Patrick; Tran, Henry; Buckman, David G. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
With superintendents being overwhelmingly White, male, career educators, investigations into what factors contribute to the homogeneous composition of the position are warranted. This study examined whether superintendent candidates' and school board chairpersons' gender and candidates' professional background impact resume screening decisions.…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Gender Differences, Background, Experience
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Henrikson, Robin – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
The researcher seeks to address the needed changes to superintendent evaluation by suggesting an integrated formative evaluation process that balances both the need for accountability and ongoing professional growth and support (Hallinger, Heck, & Murphy, 2014; Duke, 1990). The nuances of the superintendent and school board relationship…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Evidence Based Practice, Formative Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation
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Moreno-Recio, Pilar; Orange, Amy; Corrales, Antonio; Lastrapes, Renee – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
This study examined if there were differences between central office administrators', school administrators', and bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) teachers' efficacies when controlling for years of experience with bilingual/ESL classrooms and hours of training on the English language proficiency standards (ELPS). Data from a…
Descriptors: Experience, Administrators, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Sloat, Edward; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Sabo, Kent E. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
In this study, we investigated the factor structure underlying the TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement used across the nation for increased teacher-level accountability purposes. We found evidence of poor fit based on the factor structure posited and found large correlations among dimensions, suggesting one-to-two factors with one…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Promotion, Accountability, Teacher Evaluation
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Mayes, Eric; Gethers, Katchia – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
This article explores the notion that the shifting responsibilities of school principals have required the incorporation of new and different leadership styles that will require advanced skillsets in organizational management and performance and instructional leadership. Further, how teachers perceive their school leader's ability to effectively…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Principals, Participative Decision Making, Professional Development
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Yates, Shawn; De Jong, David – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2018
The position of superintendent has long been characterized by high rates of turnover. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence the anticipated length of service of the current superintendents in a Midwestern state. It examined superintendent responses to determine trends affecting length of tenure. The findings of this…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, School Districts, Tenure
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