Final Report on the Evaluation of the Texas Principal Excellence Program (TxPEP)

Lisa Hoogstra, Trisha Hinojosa, Karen Drill, Andrew Swanlund, Melissa Brown-Sims, Michell

The Texas Legislature passed a mandate to create several school interventions designed to develop strong and effective school leaders, and funded the Texas Principal Excellence Program (TxPEP) to improve student academic achievement, graduation rates, and teacher retention by improving leadership skills. Specifically, the program was designed to help principals learn sound business and management practices. AIR concluded that TxPEP improved principals’ leadership capabilities, although no evidence was found of a positive program impact on student performance.