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What California Educators Are Saying about School Leadership

By Reino Makkonen, Eric Crane


For several years, WestEd’s Measure to Learn and Improve (MLI) project team has kept state policy leaders informed about statewide implementation of the California Academic Standards in English language arts and mathematics, by summarizing and disseminating survey results from the RAND Corporation’s annual American Educator Panel surveys of teachers and principals.

This brief summarizes recent survey results from California educators related to school site leadership, covering:

  • How principals spend their time
  • Teacher leadership
  • Teachers’ views of their principals

The results suggest that California principals may be better at establishing enabling conditions and supportive procedures rather than providing content-specific instructional feedback.

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Copyright: 2019
Format: PDF
Pages: 3
Publisher: WestEd