Superintendent Longevity and its Relationship to Student Performance

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dc.contributor.author Berlau, David C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T17:04:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T17:04:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1632
dc.description 1 online resource (85 leaves) en_US
dc.description.abstract Researchers have recently focused attention on the impact of district level leadership on student achievement. Superintendents are at the heart of that discussion as they are district leaders and thus held accountable for the performance of the school district. Superintendent longevity has been an issue for many years and even though researchers have studied and identified the importance of leadership in the sustainability of school improvement efforts, the tenure of superintendents has not changed (Fullan, 2002). Understanding the impact of superintendent longevity is important to develop a better understanding of how to improve student performance. This study focused on Iowa superintendent longevity and the relationship it has to student performance in reading, mathematics, and science. Understanding that many factors impact student achievement, district enrollment and socioeconomic status were identified as additional variables to include in this study. Sequential hierarchical regression analyses indicated that superintendent longevity was not a predictor of student performance in reading, mathematics and science. District enrollment was a predictor of student performance in mathematics and science, while socioeconomic status was a significant predictor of reading mathematics and science achievement. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Education;2011
dc.subject School superintendents--Iowa--Longevity en_US
dc.subject School districts--Iowa--Administration en_US
dc.subject Students--Iowa--Performance--Analysis en_US
dc.title Superintendent Longevity and its Relationship to Student Performance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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