The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and Learning Policy Institute (LPI) have partnered on an intensive research project to identify the causes and impact of principal turnover nationwide. On this collaborative project, the team will identify what causes principal turnover and raise awareness of the issue through data analysis and original research that is presented in a series of three briefs.
The agenda also includes analysis of both the U.S. Department of Education’s National Teacher and Principal Survey and a national principal survey that will delve deeply into the five focus areas that emerged from the initial research. Findings from the survey will increase the field’s knowledge regarding principals’ mobility decisions. Based on the research, NASSP and LPI will develop policy recommendations for states, districts, and schools to support and retain high-quality school leaders.
The first two briefs in the research initiative are now available! The third brief—which will incorporate results of a principal turnover survey from current principals—will be released later this year, along with final comprehensive report with policy recommendations. Download the NASSP-LPI Research Partnership FAQ to learn more.