Presentation on theme: "Alternative School Administration Study"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alternative School Administration Study Making Time
2 Wallace FoundationIdentify and remedy conditions that interfere with school leaders in driving student achievement gains for all students.Improve initial leader preparation and ongoing professional development.Create collaborative relationships that will result in student achievement gains for all students.
3 Wallace Foundation 12 LEAD districts nationally 15 SAELP states 6 new LEAD/SAELP states/districtsIs the principal’s job ‘doable’?Identify and correct conditions that interfereEstablish a model “seamless” preparation and development continuum
7 ASAS QuestionsCan management duties be separated from the principal’s job?Can a School Administration Manager (SAM) take on those duties successfully?Will the principal spend more time on instructional improvement?Will this focus on instruction improve relations with teachers?Will student achievement increase at a greater rate?
8 Progress SAM job description approved Job pool tested, SAMs hired Baseline time/task analysis establishedBaseline staff, parent and student perceptions established“One year later” data collectedProfessional development: change of practice
9 Time/Task analysis Teacher survey Parent survey Student survey Baseline Data 2004Time/Task analysisTeacher surveyParent surveyStudent surveyCATS Trend Data
10 Time November, 2004 21 randomly selected schools Retired principals trained as shadows to collect dataFive days, Every Five Minutes
13 Principal Time at School 10 hours, daily20 minutes, lunch and personal time66.7% management29.7% Instruction
14 Student/Principal Interaction What does your principal do? What is her/her main job?discipline54%safety19%manage school13%help students learn8%supervise staff6%
15 Student/Principal Interaction 61% reported never having had a conversation with the principal.39% reported having had a conversation — 65% discipline related.
16 Parent Perception9% reported having had a discussion about instruction with the principal.6% identified student achievement/instructional leadership as the primary role of the principal.
17 Teacher Perceptions Principal = Instructional Leader 57% say principal visited classroom in the last week72% say they discussed a lesson with the principal in the last week64% say principal assists with lesson planning, work analysis
18 Selection of Pilot Schools #LocationLunchMOBILEECE1 parentINDEXCTBSCATSpresentTrendMan.Inst.Pers.fifteenEast23.710.27.437.425.062.586.895.60.757.932.79.4twentySouth24.71.434.723.163.9220.127.116.113.713.33nineteen18.104.22.1682.429.358.283.096.01.964.734.31eleven22.214.171.1248.433.756.168.594.787.511.90.6eight12.06.150.736.049.171.00.063.528.38.3twenty-one41.89.952.438.965.372.995.184.413.12.5twelveWest46.58.553.840.753.571.296.359.638.71.7Free and Reduced Lunch23.724.731.434.837.441.846.553.361.265.069.369.572.974.480.883.784.287.187.697.1
21 SAM Job description Protect principal time Supervise and evaluate all classified staffStudent behavior managementSmooth operation of the schoolBudget, office management, schedulesAfter hours use of schoolAll things not instruction
22 March, 2004: Reality CheckSAMs in place for two monthsPrincipals report change of practiceSAMs report no change of practiceWhat can we do?
24 Change of Practice SAMs schedule principal time SAMs protect principal timePrincipals review student work with students, parents, staffPrincipals coach teachersPrincipals establish “hallway conference offices”SAMs track principal time
29 Student/Principal Interaction What does your principal do? What is her/her main job?Principal’s Job(1/04)(2/05)Discipline54%22%Safety19%23%Manage school13%3%Supervise teachers8%Supervise instruction6%49%
30 Student/Principal Interaction Have you ever had a conversation with your principal?Question(1/04)(2/05)Conversation with the principal?39% Yes 61% No67% Yes 33% NoDiscipline related?65%27%Instruction?35%73%
31 Teacher Perceptions January, 2004 57% say principal observed them in the last week7% said they received feedback and direction72% say they discussed a lesson with the principal in the last week64% say principal assists with lesson planning, work analysisJanuary, 200582% say principal visited classroom in the last week22% said they received feedback and direction95% say they discussed a lesson with the principal in the last week91% say principal assists with lesson planning, work analysis78% say principal is more engaged with instruction
32 Parent Perception Baseline 04 9% reported having had a discussion about instruction with the principal.6% identified student achievement as the primary role of the principal.One Year Later19% report having had a discussion about instruction with the principal.45% identified student achievement as the primary role of the principal.
33 Culture Change“This is the best thing, and the hardest thing, I’ve ever done.”“I call him “grease.”“I’m sorry, the principal is in a classroom.”
34 CATS, 04 All three schools met or exceeded trend data Too early to draw conclusions using test scores
35 Lessons Learned Data, Data, Data Professional Development Time is a barrierPrincipals can change behaviorStudents, parents and teachers appreciate the differenceAffordable, sustainable
36 Next Steps October 2005: CATS November 2005: Third Shadowing January 2006: Third surveys
37 Alternative School Administration Study Making Time