ESSA │Developing and Supporting Leaders
Principals impact student achievement through their influence on classroom instruction, organizational conditions, community support, and setting the teaching and learning conditions in schools. Under ESSA states have additional opportunities to attract, support, and retain effective principals.
AIR's researchers have investigated school leadership and supported practitioners to apply best practices to improve state policy, district programs, and school practices aimed at developing and retaining effective leaders. The District and School Improvement Center applies that research through a competency-based coaching model to provide shoulder to shoulder support to coach district leadership and develop effective school leadership teams.