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Working Paper

School Leadership, Teachers’ Roles in School Decisionmaking, and Student Achievement

This working paper summarizes the results of a study of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The study focused in particular on instructional leadership – the extent to which school leaders focus on the core activities of teaching and learning – and teacher leadership – the extent to which teachers have input into school decision-making. This paper is drawn from the full report of the study, entitled School Leadership Counts (Ingersoll, Dougherty and Sirinides 2017), available at


Richard M. Ingersoll, Philip Sirinides, Patrick Dougherty

Publication Date

November 2017