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A Closer Look at Teacher-Principal Pairings and Teacher Mobility: Testing a Model of Teacher-School Fit

Abstract Teacher mobility is a policy issue that affects students and school across the country. Despite a long-standing body of research related to teacher mobility, relatively little is known about how teacher-school pairings affect teachers’ decisions to stay at or leave their schools. Therefore, this study tested a model of teacher-school fit with a focus on the value that teachers and principals place on standardized test scores. Survey responses were collected from 382 K-8th grade public school teachers from 22 schools in two school districts. The results show that teachers who placed higher values on standardized test scores reported slightly higher levels of teacher-school fit and were slightly less likely to leave their schools within f... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Vagi, Robert (Author) / Garcia, David (Advisor) / Hermanns, Carl (Committee member) / Ida, Masumi (Committee member) / West, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education policy / Educational administration / Person-environment fit / Standardized test scores / Teacher mobility / Teacher-school fit
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 123 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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