“What it Takes” for a Turnaround: Principal Competencies that Matter for Student Achievement A Guide to Thoughtfully Identifying and Supporting Turnaround Leaders CST


By Hitt, D.

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Over the last eight years, the University of Virginia Partnership for Leaders in Education (UVA/PLE) has worked with over 50 districts and state education agencies across the country to embark on high-level change at the state, district, and school levels through the use of leader competencies.

This guide, from the Center on School Turnaround, highlights practice-based experience, expertise, and insight used to pro­vide both technical assistance and leadership support to districts and systems involved in school turnaround. The guide provides a ratio­nale for using behavioral event interviews and competencies to explore candidates’ suitability for turnaround leadership, and takes an in-depth look at how these tools might be used in practice. It also explores how sev­eral districts and states use these research-based processes to improve selection as well as other human resource functions, such as school assignment and professional development.

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