Using Data to Inform Practice: Effective Principal Leadership Strategies

This study examines the leadership strategies of principals to increase knowledge about how principals may effectively lead faculty in using data. The authors address two research questions: 1.What is a research-based set of strategies that principals may employ in leading their faculty to use data effectively? 2. How do school principals employ these strategies? The authors draw upon data from three schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) examining the leadership strategies employed by these principals in light of the research-based set of strategies.

Content Comments 

This paper has some very good information about how principals can lead positive data use efforts at their school sites. Because it reports on a research study, there is quite a bit of information about existing school practices that may not be directly useful for many readers (though for some audiences, the information could be helpful).