INSPIRE Leadership

The Initiative for Systemic Program Improvement through Research in Educational Leadership (INSPIRE Leadership) Surveys include a suite of evaluation resources made available by a team of leadership development experts who make up the INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative.  These surveys are available for leadership preparation programs, states, districts, and schools to produce evidence to support program and practice improvement.

INSPIRE is aligned with national educational leadership standards, the UCEA Institutional and Program Quality Criteria, and provides a source of evidence on program outcomes. Thus, evidence from INSPIRE may also be used for accreditation.

The INSPIRE Leadership Suite was designed by and is administered by a team of leadership development experts from the INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative, including those here at the UEPC. INSPIRE is administered by the Utah Education Policy Center.

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INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative Team

Andrea K. Rorrer, PhD              University of Utah

Michelle D. Young, PhD            Loyola Marymount University

Diana Pounder, PhD                 University of Utah

Susan Korach, EdD                    University of Denver

Yongmei Ni, PhD                       University of Utah

INSPIRE Faculty Fellow

Jiangang Xia, PhD                     University of Nebraska

INSPIRE Support Team

Kristen Weissinger, MS             University of Utah


Preparation Program Edition (INSPIRE-PP)

The INSPIRE Preparation Program Features (INSPIRE-PP) Survey is designed to describe core features of educational leadership preparation programs. These descriptive data may be used for multiple purposes including program description, improvement, program approval or accreditation. These data may also be used as part of a larger multi-institutional state or national database that could capture trends in educational leadership preparation. The Program Features survey includes questions concerning candidate selection practices, program design, core content, instructional delivery approaches, candidate assessment practices, program improvement, and accreditation.

Graduate Edition (INSPIRE-G)

The INSPIRE Graduate Survey is designed to elicit feedback from program alumni on their leadership preparation experiences and learning and career outcomes. Results from this survey are intended to be used in conjunction with the results of other INSPIRE Collaborative  surveys as well as other program and candidate evidence for formative and summative leadership preparation program evaluation. Information from these surveys may also be used by states to understand how alumni perceive their contributions of their preparation programs.

Leader in Practice Edition

The INSPIRE Leader in Practice (INSPIRE LP)  Survey enables  educational leadership preparation programs, districts, and states  to document leadership practices and school improvement and organizational indicators from the perspective of leaders, and program graduates, who are working as school principals and assistant principals.

360 Edition (INSPIRE-360)

Th INSPIRE 360 Edition enables educational leadership preparation program, districts, and states to understand the leadership practices and school improvement and organizational indicators in the schools where program graduates work from the perspective of teachers and district leader(s) supervisors.

INSPIRE District Program Edition (INSPIRE-D)
INSPIRE District Support Edition (INSPIRE-DS)