THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTJournal: Problems of Education in the 21st Century (Vol.32, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2011-07-08
Authors : Mzia Tsereteli; Khatuna Martskvishvili; Ia Aptarashvili;
Page : 121-128
Keywords : academic achievement; school culture; school management;
The goal of present study is to investigate the impact of school culture on academic achievement level. Specifically, the influence of school management system on students' performance. The study represents the part of the National Assessment in Math. 234 public schools principals were administered with the questionnaire for school principals. The questionnaire consisted of several blocks: the new style of school management; evaluation of effectiveness of teachers' work; evaluation of effectiveness of various school boards; participation of teachers and students in professional trainings, conferences and scientific competitions; various events for students as well as for parents. Result showed that school management system predicts level of students' academic achievement. Specifically, among the best predictors are following variables: democratic strategies of class management, school board effectiveness, popular-scientific meetings, and teachers' democratic approach to students.
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