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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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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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Lomascolo, David J.; Angelle, Pamela S. – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
This quantitative study examined perceptions of K-12 public school principals toward the Tennessee teacher tenure law under Senate Bill 1528 and how principals perceived that the law has affected their ability to evaluate and retain effective teachers. The Tennessee Teacher Tenure Principal Perception Survey was adopted and slightly modified from…
Descriptors: Tenure, Public School Teachers, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Dahir, Carol A.; Cinotti, Daniel A.; Feirsen, Robert – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
The New York State Education Department recently passed legislation that requires school districts to implement a programmatic, data-driven approach to school counseling. This change moves the state toward comprehensive school counseling and away from traditional "guidance"; however, these policy changes often do not translate into…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Administrator Attitudes, Compliance (Legal), Expectation
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Rainbolt, Stacey; Fowler, Elizabeth Sutton; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – NASSP Bulletin, 2019
Disproportionality in school discipline is a serious and ongoing problem. Some schools are experimenting with alternative models to address persistent inequities. This article features one high school's adoption of a restorative practices discipline program with a focus on teachers' perceptions of their experiences and the efficacy of the program.…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Discipline, Program Implementation
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Da'as, Rima'a; Schechter, Chen; Qadach, Mowafaq – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The role of school leaders is particularly complex in today's "era of accountability," which involves high standards for student achievement alongside frequently changing educational systems. Research in the business field has found leader's cognitive complexity to be a predictor of leader and organizational effectiveness whereas the…
Descriptors: Leadership Responsibility, Cognitive Processes, Administrator Role, Perspective Taking
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Palmer, Brandon – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Education researchers have continually noted the importance of the principal in affecting student achievement and school success. Despite this importance, school districts seldom use reliable methods to select principals. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the selection processes used to select principals in California. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Principals, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Personnel Selection
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Hvidston, David J.; McKim, Courtney Ann; Holmes, William T. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
The goals for this qualitative study were to examine principals' perceptions regarding their own supervision and evaluation. Two research questions guided the qualitative inquiry: (1) What are the greatest strengths of your own supervision and evaluation? and (2) What recommendations would you give to superintendents to improve your own…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Supervision, Administrator Evaluation
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