A nationally representative standing panel of school district leaders

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The American School District Panel is the first nationally representative standing panel of school district and charter management organization (CMO) leaders in the United States. The panel provides an opportunity for superintendents and CMO leaders to share their perspectives and contribute to decisions about education policy and practice.

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RAND Corporation and CRPE, two of the organizations behind the American School District panel, regularly run surveys and create in-depth studies of districts and CMOs. They do so in consultation with their advisory committee and their partner Council of Great City Schools.

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Latest report

State of the Superintendent — High Job Satisfaction and a Projected Normal Turnover Rate: Selected Findings from the Fifth American School District Panel Survey

As of spring 2022, superintendents have positive feelings about their jobs despite their consensus view that the job of the superintendent and of schools has gotten harder over the past decade. Superintendents do not plan to leave their positions at heightened rates at the end of the 2021–2022 school year.

Longitudinal data

Unique data on American school districts, updated regularly

We survey American school district leaders several times a year about the most pressing issues they face. Use our interactive tool to view the latest survey results.

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