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Hough, Kimberly L. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This quantitative survey study was designed to determine whether superintendent accountability behaviors or agreement about accountability behaviors between superintendents and their subordinate central office administrators predicted district student achievement. Hierarchical multiple regression and analyses of covariance were employed,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Statistical Analysis, Superintendents, Prediction
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Bickmore, Dana L.; Sulentic Dowell, Margaret-Mary – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This comparative case (Merriam, 2009) study explored two charter school principals' engagement in instructional leadership. Analysis of three data sources--interviews, observations, and documents--revealed that principals were almost exclusively focused on state accountability and possessed limited knowledge of pedagogical practices. In…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Attitudes
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O'Rourke, David; Ylimaki, Rose M. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article focuses on the broader political sphere as it affects superintendents and other constituents of rural districts. The current landscape of education reform focuses on accountability--particularly at the policy level of both state and federal education agencies. This article draws on the literature and an empirical study that examined…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Rural Schools
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Martinez, Melissa A.; Welton, Anjalé D. – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This study conducts an intersectional analysis of two adjoined qualitative studies, reanalyzing the data using a college opportunity framework (González, Stoner, & Jovel, 2003) to examine how sources of social capital available within three high-"minority," high-poverty high schools in Texas shape college opportunities for Latina/o…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Minority Group Students, Poverty, High School Students
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Knapp, Michael S.; Feldman, Susan; Yeh, Theresa Ling – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
This article traces how the work of instructional leadership in the urban high school embodies a response to particular pressures in the school's environment. Based on evidence from multiple-case study research in four urban districts, the article demonstrates how supervisory and nonsupervisory leaders fashioned responses to the district (and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment
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Danna, Stephen; Spatt, Spatt – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
Pressures on school leaders to reform are pervasive within the United States. Prior studies show that superintendents who provide clear expectations and goals, collaborate, ensure quality professional development, and attend to curriculum alignment develop effective building leaders (Marzano & Waters, 2009; Wahlstrom, Louis, Leithwood, &…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Correlation, Educational Change, Surveys
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Beard, Karen Stansberry – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The third pillar of No Child Left Behind emphasizes determining which educational programs and practices have been proven effective through rigorous scientific research. This study addressed Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe, and Meyerson's (2005) call for a "need for additional research to determine the impact and relative importance of…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Federal Legislation, Superintendents, Academic Achievement
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Feuerstein, Abe – Journal of School Leadership, 2013
The goal of this article is to explore the various ways that superintendents have responded to accountability-based educational reform efforts such as No Child Left Behind, the factors that have influenced their responses, and the implications of these responses for current and future educational leaders. With respect to the first issue, empirical…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Educational Change, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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McNeal, Laura – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines the intersection of teacher unions, school reform and the No Child Left Behind Act. Specifically, this article highlights the legal challenges that school leaders are likely to experience as they attempt to implement No Child Left Behind Act's reconstitution mandates in failing schools, while not infringing on teachers' legal…
Descriptors: Unions, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Accountability
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Buskey, Frederick; Polizzi, Joseph A. – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article examines the redesign of two educational leadership programs at different institutions: a medium-sized public university and a small private university. Both were committed to principals of ethical leadership. Each program faced a state mandate to redesign. In one case, state policy focused on detailed accountability measures based on…
Descriptors: Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Private Colleges, Leadership Training
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Horsford, Sonya Douglass; Grosland, Tanetha; Gunn, Kelly Morgan – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
The social and cultural contexts of today's schools are diverse in ways that require greater attention to the educational philosophies, epistemologies, and perspectives of school leaders. In those environments where educators are not aptly prepared or willing to meet the sometimes unique needs of students who represent underserved racial, ethnic,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Cultural Context
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Cray, Martha; Weiler, Spencer C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2011
National advocacy groups have undertaken significant efforts to define the performance capacities needed by principals to lead schools in this era of continuous improvement and accountability. There has been little articulation between the core skills essential to new principals and the leadership capacities of experienced peers. This study…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Principals, Superintendents, Best Practices
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West, Deborah L.; Peck, Craig; Reitzug, Ulrich C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Influential texts have long identified principals as being essential to school success. Accordingly, high expectations and pressures have attended the principalship and affected the professionals who occupy it. This exploration asked three interrelated questions: What pressures have urban school principals typically faced, in the past and today?…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Principals, Quality of Working Life, Social Environment
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Wolff, Lori A.; McClelland, Susan S.; Stewart, Stephanie E. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Based on publicly available data, the study examined the relationship between adequate yearly progress status and teachers' perceptions of the quality of their professional development. The sample included responses of 5,558 teachers who completed the questionnaire in the 2005-2006 school year. Results of the statistical analysis show a…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Federal Programs, Educational Indicators
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Monpas-Huber, Jack B. – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Accountability policies imply much about high school teachers' abilities and willingness to use state assessment data to improve instruction. This study asked what teacher- and school-level variables best predict how frequently teachers use state assessment data and how much instructional benefit they derive from use of data. Research has…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Information Utilization, Statistical Data
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