In a recent study by Loyola Marymount University, results indicated that 16 percent of U.S. public school teachers leave their schools each year. The study found that teachers’ perception of their schools’ professional working conditions “greatly influences their decisions to leave their schools.”
The six-year study of North Carolina schools focused on the role of the principal in creating the kinds of conditions conducive to low teacher attrition. Remarkably, the research found that improving principal effectiveness by one notch (one adjusted standard deviation) had the same effect on teacher attitudes as reducing their class size by seven students or shifting the student-teacher ratio to 8-to-1. Click here to read the research.
A cost effective approach to improving principal effectiveness may be a greater investment in improving teacher engagement and retention. Let Impact help improve principal effectiveness through EPIC. Click here for more information about EPIC.