EdD Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Raivetz, Mark J.
Committee Member 2
Communities of Practice, Distributed Leadership, Learning Organizations, Principal Perceptions, Professional Learning Communities, Student Achievement
School principals--New Jersey; Educational leadership
Educational Administration and Supervision
The purpose of this quantitative study is to examine the properties of the distributive leadership scores and to investigate whether the scores predict student test scores. This research was conducted during the 2019-2020 school year at Rowan University. The sample for this study will be selected from the principals from public school districts in New Jersey. Data was collected using one instrument with two parts: a pre-survey and Distributed Leadership Readiness Scale (DLRS) developed by Gordon (2005). SPSS 26 software was used to analyze the data and answer the research questions. While both linear regressions have significant variables impacting the NJSLA scores, the DLRS score was not one of the significant variables in the English and Math models. This means that the perceived distributed leadership readiness does not significantly impact the NJSLA scores for English or Math.
Pierro, Jeffrey, "Using distributed leadership to impact student achievement" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2809.