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Author Altman, Loretta Johns
Title Beliefs of Georgia school principals regarding leadership evaluation
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Descript 156 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 59-06, Section: A, page: 1841
Director: C. Thomas Holmes
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Georgia, 1998
One of the educational improvements under Georgia's Basic Education plan required the implementation of a statewide performance evaluation instrument for all certificated professional personnel. By utilizing a uniform evaluation instrument throughout the state, Georgia leaders trained to evaluate certificated personnel could assist in improving the quality of education in Georgia. All certificated personnel underwent an orientation of the new evaluation procedures. Certificated personnel with no deficiencies noted during their evaluation could expect a satisfactory performance rating, whereas certificated personnel with designated deficiencies could expect assistance to improve their performance
Beginning in 1989 the Georgia Leadership Evaluation Instrument (GLEI) served as the evaluation instrument for superintendents (or designee) to evaluate principals and employees in other leadership positions that require a leadership certificate
The purpose of this study was to determine the beliefs of Georgia public school principals regarding the implementation of the GLEI and their beliefs regarding evaluation of leadership personnel in general. A questionnaire was developed based on the areas of professional practices included on the GLEI and on literature relative to the evaluation of principals. The questionnaire was mailed to a representative sampling of elementary school principals and high school or elementary/high (kindergarten through twelfth grade) principals in all 183 school systems listed in the 1992 Georgia Department of Education Directory
Descriptive statistics were used to determine the frequency and percent of the 13 variables. Chi square was used to determine the probability of a statistically significant difference in the principals' beliefs based on subgroup categories determined by the personal and professional demographic variables. There were 53 survey questions relating to principals' beliefs regarding the implementation of the GLEI and their beliefs regarding the evaluation of leadership personnel in general based on a subgroup of variables
Results of the study indicated no statistically significant difference between most subgroups of variables and the survey questions. However, there was a statistically significant difference found in 57 of comparisons, most being in the area of improvement of performance
School code: 0077
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 59-06A
Subject Education, Administration
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Alt Author University of Georgia
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