Addressing Challenges in Evaluating School Principal Improvement Efforts

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Contents
Prefaceiii
Acknowledgmentsvii
Abbreviationsix
CHAPTER ONE Introduction1
CHAPTER TWO RAND’s Evaluation of the New Leaders Program5
Program Overview5
Student Outcome Analysis5
Additional Components of the Evaluation6
CHAPTER THREE Challenges in Using Outcome Data to Evaluate School Leadership Improvement Efforts.7
Using Student Outcome Measures7
Inconsistency in Outcome Measures7
Measure9
Tracking Students Across Districts9
Lack of Adequate High School Outcome Measures10
Effects of Student Dropout11
Timing of Data and Impact12
Controlling for Student Characteristics14
Unobserved Characteristics14
Observed Characteristics15
Accounting for School Context16
Determining Appropriate Comparison Schools16
Developing Measures of School Context18
Measuring Principal Impact in Differing Contexts19
Controlling for Principal Characteristics20
Quality and Availability of Principal Tenure Data20
Variation in Principal Career and Training Paths21
Incorporating Multiple Measures22
CHAPTER FOUR Conclusion25
References27

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  • Title Page ii
  • Preface iv
  • Contents vi
  • Acknowledgments viii
  • Abbreviations x
  • Chapter One - Introduction 2
  • Chapter Two - Rand’s Evaluation of the New Leaders Program 6
  • Chapter Three - Challenges in Using Outcome Data to Evaluate School Leadership Improvement Efforts 8
  • Chapter Four - Conclusion 26
  • References 28
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