Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
Pauline Sampson, Ph.D.
Brent Hawkins, Ed.D.
Janet Tareilo, Ed.D.
Barbara Qualls, Ph.D.
The purpose of this study was to identify the information, through a modified replicated study, that Texas public school board trustees utilize as part of their evaluation of the district superintendent. This modified replicated study used a survey with ranking and multiple choice. The survey in this study was developed by Dr. Phil Gore for Washington school board members and modified by the researcher for Texas. A convenience sample of 168 school board trustees across the state of Texas was invited to participate in the study
The findings in this study identified the various elements from which schoolboards derive information to provide background for the superintendent evaluation. It also identified areas to improve the current structure of the Texas superintendent evaluation tool. The comparison of the two studies showed similarities in responses. Both studies found that information used for the superintendent evaluation came from personal interactions and observations.. They both ranked staff surveys as not extremely important for the superintendent evaluation. In both studies the largest responding group was from rural school districts. Texas school board members reported sufficient communication from the superintendent. The Washington study found the possibility of misleading information from the superintendent. Fifty percent of the Texas respondents used the TEA process and performance standard for the superintendent evaluation.
Young, Audrey, "EXAMINING INFORMATION CONSIDERED IN TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATIONS: A MODIFIED REPLICATION STUDY" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 239.
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