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Rose, Amanda L.; Sughrue, Jennifer A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2020
Due to the nature of alternative preparation paths to classroom teaching and the unique challenges these teachers face, alternative certified teacher quality and retention are questionable. The purpose of this study was to investigate school leaders' knowledge of the challenges of these teachers, the support provided in light of that knowledge,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Faculty Development, Teacher Persistence, Barriers
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly – NASSP Bulletin, 2020
The study aimed to elicit a universally accepted meaning of "ethical practice in school" from teachers' codes of ethics formulated by educational leaders including school principals, the nation's government, and teachers' union representatives. Analysis was based on a random sample of 30 codes of ethics in various countries using a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Ethics, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Dandalt, Ed; Brutus, Stephane – NASSP Bulletin, 2020
This article uses an analysis of the language used in the Teacher Performance Appraisal Technical Requirements Manual in Ontario to highlight some procedural issues. Arguably, the existence of flaws in the teacher evaluation system is not only limited to evaluation practices but is also embedded in evaluation regulations. Furthermore, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Language Usage, Guides
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Koonce, Michael; Pijanowski, John C.; Bengtson, Ed; Lasater, Kara – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that served as barriers to principal engagement in the professional development process, and identify what resources or supports were needed to increase engagement. The 249 survey participants were drawn from 112 different school systems. From that group 20 principals were purposefully sampled for…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Participation, Professional Development
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Hitt, Dallas Hambrick; Meyers, Coby V.; Woodruff, Dennis; Zhu, Guorong – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Building upon the prior development of a model of turnaround principal competencies, we investigated the extent to which the identified principal competencies correlate with student achievement. Participants met rigorous selection criteria for having effectively turned around their schools during their first 2 years as principal. We conducted…
Descriptors: Competence, Principals, School Turnaround, Correlation
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Farnsworth, Shane J.; Hallam, Pamela R.; Hilton, Sterling C. – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Principals are increasingly held accountable for student achievement. Existing research has found principal leadership indirectly affects student achievement. Using the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education measurement of principal learning-centered leadership and the Omnibus T-Scale measurement of faculty trust in the principal,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology)
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Blaum, Brian; Tobin, Kerri – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
While much has been written about how principals motivate their teachers, there is a surprising paucity of research on what motivates principals themselves. Because a principal significantly impacts the academic achievement of students and because principal turnover disproportionately impacts low-income schools, it is imperative that we find a way…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, High Schools, Principals, Success
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Guskey, Thomas R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
School leaders today are making important decisions regarding education innovations based on published average effect sizes, even though few understand exactly how effect sizes are calculated or what they mean. This article explains how average effect sizes are determined in meta-analyses and the importance of including measures of variability…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Educational Innovation, Meta Analysis, Statistical Distributions
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Townsley, Matt; Buckmiller, Tom; Cooper, Robyn – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
As secondary school leaders consider a shift toward standards-based grading (SBG) practices, they are no doubt weighing the odds of a successful implementation process. This research followed up on a study from 2014 to identify the challenges secondary school leaders experience when changing the currency of the classroom from points to learning.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grading, Student Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Evans, Carla M.; Graham, Suzanne E.; Lefebvre, Melissa L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This exploratory study uses data from 413 principals to examine whether and how competency-based education has been implemented in the Northeast states and the extent to which there is variation in implementation between states with different policies. Results suggest that competency-based practices that are most similar to current practices are…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Policy
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Knight, Megan; Cooper, Robyn – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This study explored high school teachers' perceptions of the effects of standards-based grading (SBG) on planning, instruction, assessment, classroom management, and student behaviors. Findings indicated that despite some infidelity and an initial implementation dip, systemic (SBG) changes made teaching clearer, more purposeful, and more conducive…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Grading, Academic Standards
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Nehring, James H.; Charner-Laird, Megin; Szczesiul, Stacy A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This study examined classrooms in three, high performing, public secondary schools serving high need communities. Of 22 classes observed, we found approximately one third exhibited an instructional demand for 21st century skills. In many of the remaining classes, teachers appeared to apply misconceptions of 21st century skills, and unintentionally…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Secondary Schools, 21st Century Skills, Misconceptions
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Lee, Valarie; Madden, Marjorie – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This research proposes Lesson Study as a professional development structure that allows principals and teachers in secondary schools to meet the demands of English and disciplinary literacy standards. It is a collaborative study between a university and eight schools. The essential questions is, "How can Lesson Study broaden content knowledge…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College School Cooperation, Secondary Schools
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Derrington, Mary Lynne; Martinez, James Anthony – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Teacher perceptions after 5 years of implementing evaluation protocols that were initiated under Race to the Top revealed attitudes about the evaluation instrument used and the nature of their relationship with the evaluator. This study surveyed middle and high school teachers in nine Eastern Tennessee school districts. Data indicated unintended…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Tests, Evaluators
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Lawrence, Ashley; Stone, Carolyn – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This study investigated the relationship between the Transformed School Counseling (TSC) initiative counselor educator programs, the perceptions of school principals hiring TSC-prepared school counselors, and factors affecting principal's hiring practices. Results indicated that principal's value TSC candidates because they: (a) have effective…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, School Counselors, Counselor Training
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