PK-12 leadership

IERC Presentation: Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, Peter Goff, Kevin Bastian, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, and Ed Fuller

Brad White participated in a Working Group Roundtable on "Exploring the K–12 Leadership Labor Market in Different Contexts" at AERA in San Antonio on Thursday, April 27.   More

Other Publication: Evaluation of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act: Interim Report (2014)

Anthony Milanowski, Jenna Aurand Scott, Jackson Miller, Matthew Finster, Mimi Doll, Holly Lewandowski, Denise Roseland, Bradford R. White, Rula Zaru, and Clarissa McKithen

This interim report addresses two overarching descriptive study questions that assess implementation of Illinois' Performance Evaluation Reform Act: 1. What did districts do in SY 2013-14 to implement PERA-compliant teacher and principal performance evaluation systems? 2. What are the perceptions of teachers, principals, and the evaluators about the evaluation systems?  More

IERC Presentation: Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois

Bradford R. White, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Brenda K. Klostermann, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Mary Frazier-Meyers, and Janet K. Holt

This presentation for the University Council for Educational Administration l summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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Other Publication: Do Principal and Teacher Qualifications Influence Different Types of School Growth Trajectories in Illinois? A Growth Mixture Model Analysis (2014)

Bowers, A. J., & White, B. R.

This paper using growth mixture modeling to examine the independent effects of principal background, training and experience as well as teacher academic qualifications on school proficiency growth through time. The study is one of the first to examine statistically different proficiency growth trajectories using an entire state-wide data set over a long-term timeframe.  More

IERC Publication: Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois: An In-depth Look at Stakeholder Perspectives (2016-2)

Bradford R. White, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Brenda K. Klostermann, Michelle Hanh Huynh, Mary Frazier-Meyers, and Janet K. Holt

The report summarizes findings from a two-year study of Illinois’ principal preparation redesign efforts.   More

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IERC Publication: Laboratories of Reform? Human Resource Management Strategies in Illinois Charter Schools (2016-1)

Bradford R. White

This study examines human resource management strategies used in Illinois charter schools. The report describes how these schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers, and explores the relationships between HR practices and school outcomes, including teacher retention, school climate, and student achievement.   More

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IERC Publication: Restructuring Principal Preparation in Illinois: Perspectives on Implementation Successes, Challenges, and Future Outlook (2015-3)

Brenda K. Klostermann, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, Bradford R. White, and Michelle Hanh Huynh

Results of phase one of a implementation review study of Illinois’ new policy for principal preparation indicate that a majority of those interviewed support the policy goals and have a positive outlook on its future impact. Concerns about a constricted pipeline and strained resources were also expressed. Future policy implications are suggested.  More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation for the Illinois P-20 Council summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation to the Illinois Council of Professors of Education Administration summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Presentation: Laboratories of reform? Human Resource Management in Illinois Charter Schools

Bradford R. White

This research study was presented during the poster session at the Association for Education Finance and Policy 41st Annual Conference in Denver, CO March 17-19, 2016. The project describes how charter schools recruit, develop, and retain teachers and explores the relationships between HR management strategies, school characteristics, and school outcomes.   More

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