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dc.contributor.advisorRolle, R. Anthony
dc.creatorJenkins, Hermenia
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-15T17:59:02Z
dc.date.available2018-02-15T17:59:02Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issuedDecember 2017
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/2101
dc.description.abstractBackground: "The intersection of what needs to be done … varies from school to school but … the superintendency is the only job title with the positional authority to orchestrate the intentional meshing of actors and script toward future improvement” (Bird, Dunaway, Hancock, & Wang, 2013, pp. 77-78). Superintendents each year were held accountable for their students’ academic achievement that led to a district’s accreditation status. The students’ results on state assessments were scored, disaggregated, and categorized to assign school districts a state accountability rating. The commissioner of education used schools’ accountability ratings as one indicator to assign districts an accreditation status. Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine what influence superintendents’ instructional leadership decisions had on student academic achievement that led to an accredited district. Methods: The research method for this qualitative case study was in-depth interviews with three superintendents who were purposefully selected. These superintendents, each named superintendent of the year by an organization, were interviewed face-to-face and one-on-one in their district offices. The data from their interviews were transcribed and analyzed using the constant comparative method to construct themes. Results: Five themes emerged from the analyzed data of these superintendents’ interview transcripts: 1) they established a vision for their students, 2) they collaborated with individuals, 3) they continuously evaluated student data, (4) they focused on hiring the right people, and (5) they led with a care for others. Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate the possible key to instructional leadership decisions that influenced student academic achievement and aided in district accreditation was an ethic of care.
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dc.subjectSuperintendents
dc.titleSuperintendents as Instructional Leaders and Its Influence on Student Academic Achievement
dc.date.updated2018-02-15T17:59:02Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineAdministration and Supervision
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeters-Hawkins, April L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButcher, Keith
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJohnson, Jessica
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-8096-7996
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dc.description.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education


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