Principals and student outcomes

Evidence from U.S. high schools

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This paper presents an empirical analysis of the effects of principals on public high school students' academic achievement, using High School and Beyond. Despite policy relevance, previous qualitative and quantitative research provides little systematic evidence on principal effects, at least for high schools. Principal characteristics and variables designed to capture less tangible aspects of the principal's role are included in educational production functions. The results suggest principals do have a measurable impact on student achievement, through the selection of teachers and setting of academically oriented school goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-292
Number of pages12
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Principals and student outcomes : Evidence from U.S. high schools. / Brewer, Dominic J.

In: Economics of Education Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1993, p. 281-292.

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