States Lack Data on Principals, Study Says
Most states lack data on school leaders' training, evaluation
While principals increasingly are moving to center stage in national debates over school improvement, a new study finds most states have little or no information about how their principals are prepared, licensed, supported, and evaluated.
The Dallas-based George W. Bush Institute was expected to release an analysis of all 50 states' principal policies and related data collections in Washington this week. It finds that even states with otherwise comprehensive longitudinal-data systems collect limited information about principals, particularly on their preparation.
"Despite the growing body of research, most states are not requiring the use of evidence on principal quality in policy," said Kerry Ann Moll, a co-author of the report and the program director for the Bush Institute's Alliance...
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