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Title:  The Effects of a Principal Professional Development Program Focused on Instructional Leadership
Description: Helping principals improve their leadership practices is a common use of federal funds and one way to improve instruction and student achievement. This study sought to better understand the effectiveness of an intensive principal professional development program focused primarily on helping principals conduct structured observations of teachers' classroom instruction and provide targeted feedback based on those observations. The report found that the program did not change principal practices as intended or improve students' achievement. However, improvements in some of the targeted principal practices were positively associated with improved student achievement. Attention on how to change these practices might be a potential avenue for improving the program.
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Cover Date: October 2019
Web Release: October 30, 2019
Publication #: NCEE 20200002
Center/Program: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Elizabeth Warner.