With the adoption of such initiatives as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), there is increasing pressure for students to meet and exceed performance expectations. This is easier said than done, especially given that not all organizational structures are helpful to student performance. A quantitative, correlational study was done to determine the relationship between school organization and school performance within Georgia schools. Subgroup comparisons between high and low performing schools were included in analyses. Results showed that high organizational effectiveness was associated with high student performance outcomes. High performing schools had significantly higher organizational effectiveness than low performing schools. The findings of this study help teachers, administrators, and policy makers determine essential organizational themes that help students succeed. The use of positive organizational characteristics is encouraged in order for students to have much better success moving forward.
Batts, Willie Ed.D.; Green, Robert B. Ph.D.; Stelzer, Jiri Ph.D.; Truby, William F. Ph.D.; Kim, Daesang Ph.D.; Lyons, Megan Ed.D.; and Dreger, Kelly C. Ed.D.
"The Race to Leadership Effectiveness: A Study on School Organization for High and Low Performing Georgia Schools,"
Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership: Vol. 7:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/joel/vol7/iss2/4