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Strengths of Secondary School Principals in One Large Florida School District, and Achievement of Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010-2011

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Date Issued:
2012
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Increased accountability has led to increased pressure on administrators to meet AYP. By identifying strengths that are present in successful administrators, superintendents will be better equipped to make well-informed selections and administrators can target specific areas for professional growth.This study used a self-assessment created from the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment to analyze the strengths of principals and the commonalities in those strengths based on (a) percentage of adequate yearly progress (AYP) achieved, (b) grade levels served (middle school or high school) and (c) community served (urban or suburban). It is important to note that community served is not meant to indicate the socio-economic status of a school, but instead whether schools reside within census defined urban areas.It was found that there was a statistically significant difference in the ranking of principal strength of input based on the adequate yearly progress achievement of the school. There was also a statistically significant difference between the principals' ranking of both the strengths of communication and harmony based on grade level served and strengths of achiever and responsibility based on community served. While other strengths did not show statistically significant differences among various groups, their overall rankings are provided and discussed.
Title: Strengths of Secondary School Principals in One Large Florida School District, and Achievement of Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010-2011.
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Name(s): Paduano, Kelly, Author
Taylor, Rosemarye, Committee Chair
Pawlas, George, Committee Member
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Baldwin, Lee, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Increased accountability has led to increased pressure on administrators to meet AYP. By identifying strengths that are present in successful administrators, superintendents will be better equipped to make well-informed selections and administrators can target specific areas for professional growth.This study used a self-assessment created from the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment to analyze the strengths of principals and the commonalities in those strengths based on (a) percentage of adequate yearly progress (AYP) achieved, (b) grade levels served (middle school or high school) and (c) community served (urban or suburban). It is important to note that community served is not meant to indicate the socio-economic status of a school, but instead whether schools reside within census defined urban areas.It was found that there was a statistically significant difference in the ranking of principal strength of input based on the adequate yearly progress achievement of the school. There was also a statistically significant difference between the principals' ranking of both the strengths of communication and harmony based on grade level served and strengths of achiever and responsibility based on community served. While other strengths did not show statistically significant differences among various groups, their overall rankings are provided and discussed.
Identifier: CFE0004335 (IID), ucf:49457 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-05-01
Ed.D.
Education, Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Principal -- Principal's Strengths -- Academic Achievement -- AYP -- Adequate Yearly Progress
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004335
Restrictions on Access: public 2012-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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