Review of Research: How Leadership Influences Student Learning


This report, commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, examines existing evidence on how leadership affects student achievement. According to this report, existing literature underestimates the effects of leadership on student learning when, among school-related factors that contribute to student learning, leadership is second only to classroom instruction. Results also suggest that the impact of leadership is greatest in the most challenging environments. The findings highlight successful leadership practices and support the notion that addressing leadership capacity should be a key part of school reform efforts.

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