International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programs in the United States were quantitatively studied to determine possible sources of their success. Success was measured by each school's IB Diploma pass rate. Variables studied included leadership, organizational, personnel, and school demographics. Seven leadership domains were defined as supporting behaviors, instructional leadership, public relations, shared decision-making, role modeling, cosmopolitan leadership, and IB commitment. IB teachers were surveyed about their IB coordinator and principal using the IB Leadership Survey, and additional data were collected about each school's organization, personnel, and student demographics through public sources. Results revealed a significant correlation between IB pass rate and total school enrollment. Leadership domains of supporting behaviors, public relations, and IB commitment were identified as the most significant to IB school success.Responses were tallied, frequencies, sample means, and standard deviations were calculated, and these descriptive ... data obtained through SurveyMonkeyTM was loaded into SPSS, a powerful data analysis computer program, for analysis.
|Title||:||The Impact of Leadership and Other Factors on Successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs in the United States|
|Author||:||Randi Reigel Riesbeck|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|