Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
Paul E. Chapman.
This study compares the perceptions of two groups of West Virginia school principals about the performance of their schools. Six hundred principals were sent an online, 70-item survey instrument aligned with the seven domains of the state's Framework for High-Performing Schools. Of the total 600 principals in the study, half had attended the West Virginia Institute for 21st-Century Leadership, and the other half had not. Both the parametric t-test and the non-parametric Mann-Whitney U were used to determine if there was a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of the two groups of principals. The results show a noteworthy influence by the Institute on school improvement efforts in West Virginia as perceived by 67 percent of its principals.
Myer, Connie L., "Assessment of the perceptions of principals about school performance in West Virginia" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2885.