NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy Issues Report on NYC Leadership Academy

Public elementary and middle schools in New York City led by “Aspiring Principals Program”-trained principals have achieved comparable or higher rates of student improvement than schools led by other new principals, according to a report released today by New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP). These results were obtained even though APP-trained principals were more likely to be placed in chronically low-performing schools.

Researchers at IESP conducted the first independent evaluation of the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program (APP) to determine the effects of this program on student outcomes. The study uses regression analysis with a “before and after” design-analyzing the schools both before and after the APP principal was assigned to the school-to account fo 500

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