Panel: All about School Principals

Friday, November 9, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Salon A (Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizers:  Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Moderators:  Mimi Engel, Vanderbilt University and Damon Clark, Cornell University
Chairs:  Allison Atteberry, University of Virginia

This session will explore principal quality and its effect on student performance. In particular, the papers presented will examine different methodologies of estimating principal effectiveness, will estimate how principal quality correlates with school quality, and will relate how principal quality relates to school policies. Overall, this session will present state of the art empirical knowledge on school leadership.

What Makes Principals Effective In Raising Student Achievement?
Elizabeth Dhuey, University of Toronto, Scarborough and Justin Smith, Wilfrid Laurier University

Is School Value-Added Indicative of Principal Quality?
Hanley Chiang, Stephen Lipscomb and Brian Gill, Mathematica Policy Research

Using Student Test Scores to Measure Principal Performance
Jason A. Grissom1, Susanna Loeb2 and Demetra Kalogrides2, (1)Vanderbilt University, (2)Stanford University

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