New report finds, 'An effective principal’s impact is stronger and broader than previously thought'
April 1, 2021
The Wallace Foundation recently released How Principals Affect Students and Schools: A Systematic Synthesis of Two Decades of Research.
In announcing this release, it is noted:
This groundbreaking synthesis of research on school principals finds that effective principals have positive impacts on student achievement and attendance, as well as teacher satisfaction and retention. Among key findings and recommendations:
The report serves as a wide-ranging update to a landmark 2004 literature review, How Leadership Influences Student Learning, which helped establish the importance of principals after concluding that school leadership was second only to classroom instruction in school-related impacts on student learning. Both reports were commissioned by The Wallace Foundation.