Short shrift to long lists: An alternative approach to the development of performance standards for school principals

William Louden, Helen Wildy

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Many educational systems are currently establishing standards frameworks for school principals’ work. This paper critiques three current examples and describes an alternative approach. The authors argue that by combining qualitative case studies with probabilistic measurement techniques, the alternative approach provides contextually rich descriptions of the growth in performance on a series of dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Educational Administration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999


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