University Principal Preparation Initiative
What we did
The initiative involved seven universities from seven different states. Each university worked in teams with partners including state agencies and the school districts that hire the preparation program graduates. The goal was to learn lessons about curricular and other improvements that can be adopted across the country by university-based principal preparation programs.
What we learned
The RAND Corporation studied the initiative and the teams' efforts to redesign programming. Methods included interviews with the various partners, focus groups, observations, and surveys. Findings are presented in a series of full reports and briefs. Researchers found that universities can collaborate with school districts, state organizations, and others to adopt evidence-based features of high-quality programs.