What is ELDA?
Schools and districts are awash in data, from more traditional data sources such as test scores, grades, attendance, discipline reports and surveys, to more recent innovations such as intelligent tutoring computer systems, computer interaction logfile data, and multimodal instrumented instructional spaces. Education Leadership Data Analytics (ELDA) helps school leaders make sense of the data that are collected on students and schools on a daily basis through applying current big data, data mining, and data science analytic techniques to educational issues that are important to teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, and most importantly, students.
What Influences Principals’ Perceptions of Academic Climate?
Researchers have argued that academic climate, which refers to the shared perceptions of behavior around instruction, leadership, and the morale of the teachers and students, mediates the influence of the principal on student achievement. However, few studies have focused on the factors associated with the principals’ perceptions of academic climate. Knowing which factors of principal influence, assessment, and relationships increase a positive view of academic climate may provide school leaders, district administrators, and policymakers with further guidance on how to support principals in leading successful schools through the development of stronger academic climates.