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Using Data to Improve Student Achievment: Do Principals Have the Necessary Skills?

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The purpose of the current study was two-fold: 1) to determine how principals use data to improve instruction at the classroom-level and 2) to determine the training that leaders require to help schools and students succeed. The results indicated that more than 80% of the respondents were employing methods to measure reading and mathematics academic growth that were inadequate. More succinctly, the majority of the respondents were comparing test results over time from assessments that were not the same test or were comparing groups of students that included different students each year. Comparing data analysis training among principal preparation programs at universities and alternative providers revealed that the training differed greatly. In universities, participants received training in program evaluation and statistical analysis, while alternative providers provided no training regarding data analysis or program evaluation. Most revealing was the fact that the training in data analysis and program evaluation among university principal preparation program participants was not associated with improved student achievement when compared to the alternatively trained principals. Recommendations for improving data analysis skills are discussed and direction for future research are provided.

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Byrd, Jimmy. "Using Data to Improve Student Achievment: Do Principals Have the Necessary Skills?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the UCEA Annual Convention, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California, Nov 19, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p378688_index.html>

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Byrd, J. , 2009-11-19 "Using Data to Improve Student Achievment: Do Principals Have the Necessary Skills?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the UCEA Annual Convention, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California Online <PDF>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p378688_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: The purpose of the current study was two-fold: 1) to determine how principals use data to improve instruction at the classroom-level and 2) to determine the training that leaders require to help schools and students succeed. The results indicated that more than 80% of the respondents were employing methods to measure reading and mathematics academic growth that were inadequate. More succinctly, the majority of the respondents were comparing test results over time from assessments that were not the same test or were comparing groups of students that included different students each year. Comparing data analysis training among principal preparation programs at universities and alternative providers revealed that the training differed greatly. In universities, participants received training in program evaluation and statistical analysis, while alternative providers provided no training regarding data analysis or program evaluation. Most revealing was the fact that the training in data analysis and program evaluation among university principal preparation program participants was not associated with improved student achievement when compared to the alternatively trained principals. Recommendations for improving data analysis skills are discussed and direction for future research are provided.


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