Friday, August 3, 3:30-4:00, SUB Ballroom D, Theme: Leadership

It has been well established that boards of high and low achieving districts behave differently. More recently, research in Montana and Washington have detailed which board behaviors are statistically correlated with high student achievement, and which behaviors can predict low student achievement. In addition, this influence was found to be independent of district size. This session will identify elements of board behavior - both collective and individual - that has been shown to be related to student achievement. School boards matter, and their influence is not insignificant.