Summers, Kelly H.
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations
Educational leadership||School management and organization||Educational psychology
The primary purpose of this study was to survey Illinois public school board members to examine the association between local public school board member beliefs and behaviors and student academic achievement. Relatively little research exists linking school board member behaviors and beliefs to school district student academic achievement data. Specifically, this study examined self-reported mindset beliefs of school board members and how those beliefs related to several outcomes, including how board members report spending their time during board meetings and the importance placed upon certain board activities. All data were collected via a survey. The final sample was 44 participants from the northern Illinois region. Overwhelmingly, all board members reported growth, rather than fixed, mindsets. Implications for the board room are discussed.
Vishanoff, Brenda D., "The association between local public school board member beliefs and behaviors and student academic achievement" (2018). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5325.
Northern Illinois University
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