Assessing instructional leadership with the principal instructional management rating scale

Philip HALLINGER, Wen Chung WANG

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This volume provides a succinct up-to-date summary of global research on principal instructional leadership as it has evolved over the past 50 years. The book’s particular focus is on the development and use of the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS). The PIMRS is the most widely used survey instrument designed for assessing instructional leadership for research and practice. It has been used in more than 250 studies in more than 30 countries around the world. The authors provide a detailed conceptual and data-based description of the rationale and development of the instrument as well as the ways in which it has been used in practice. The book also provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the scale’s measurement properties. This represents essential information for future users of the instrument across different national contexts. Finally, the volume outlines an agenda for improving future research on the role of principal instructional leadership in student learning and school effectiveness. Copyright © 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Science & Business Media
ISBN (Electronic)9783319155333
ISBN (Print)9783319155326
Publication statusPublished - 2015


Hallinger, P., & Wang, W.-C. (2015). Assessing instructional leadership with the principal instructional management rating scale. Cham: Springer Science & Business Media.


  • Development of instructional leadership
  • Distributed leadership
  • Job related behavior of school principals
  • Leadership for learning
  • Learner centered leadership
  • Learning centered leadership
  • Learning focused leadership
  • Measurement properties of PIMRS
  • Methodologies for studying school leadership
  • Practice-based construct
  • Principal assessment
  • Principal evaluation
  • Principal instructional leadership
  • Principal instructional leadership rating scale
  • Principal instructional management
  • Principal leadership
  • Reliability of PIMRS
  • Research designs for studying school leadership
  • Transformation of learner-centered leadership


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