Research Papers

Instructional Coaching and the Texas Principal

School districts using instructional coaches is growing, in Texas. Coaching is popular, in part, because many educational leaders realize the old form of professional development, built around laborious and continually the same, in-service sessions for teachers, simply doesn’t affect student achievement Instructional coaching represents one way to end this in-service cycle by providing sufficient support […]

TExES Principal Exam and University Program Course Descriptions: A White Paper by Drs. Vance Cortez-Rucker and Dr. Sandy Cortez-Rucker

Texas Administrative Code §230.5(b) requires every person seeking educator certification in Texas to perform satisfactorily on comprehensive examinations. The purpose of these examinations is to ensure that each educator has the prerequisite content and professional knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in Texas public schools. The Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) program serves this […]

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