The Wallace Foundation commissioned three literature syntheses on topics related to school leadership. Mathematica is working with Vanderbilt University on a synthesis focused on the topic of assistant principals (APs). The synthesis aims to address two key questions.
Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
Teachers matter. Nothing in a school day is more important for student achievement than the skills of teachers. Mathematica has a long history of studying how teachers are prepared for, supported, and perform in the classroom. Principals have also been shown to have an important influence on student achievement. Mathematica is studying intensive supports for principals and how they affect school, teacher, and student outcomes.
A Research Synthesis of the Role of Assistant Principals and Pathways to the Principalship
Kevin Booker has expertise using value-added models to examine education issues such as charter schools, school accountability, and teacher incentives and retention.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Impacts of New Leaders on Student Achievement in Oakland
- Charter High Schools' Effects on Long-Term Attainment and Earnings (Working Paper)
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
- School Choice and Charters
- School Reform