Instructional Leadership of School Principals and Their Schools’ National Achievement Test Performance: A Search of Relationship
This descriptive research has its goal of obtaining instructional leadership profile of school heads along four leadership roles such as resource providers, instructional resource, communicator and visible presence. Further, the study investigated the relationship between the school heads’ instructional leadership performance and their school’ National Achievement Test (NAT) performance. As an offshoot of the investigation, an instructional leadership training program was developed. The study concluded that the school heads are ready to handle the responsibilities and perform their managerial functions; possess the ability to manage time and resources, utilize existing material resources and mobilize human resources in planning for innovations surpassed. In terms of students’ achievement, data revealed that the students have not fully mastered the competencies included in the NAT. results of the correlation analyses disclosed that school heads’ gender, age, civil status, educational attainment, position and years of service are not predictors of instructional leadership performance along the four leadership roles although it was revealed that their civil status affects their roles as communicators, In addition, the school heads’ instructional leadership performance does not affect their schools’ NAT performance.