RAND Corporation (2004) analyzed accountability systems from business sectors to see how well they worked and whether their processes might be applied to education. Manufacturing companies such as Toyota use Lean Performance Management applications to lower production costs and improve their services in response to customer needs (Liker & Meier, 2006). Is it possible that Lean Performance Management processes improve organizational intelligence and performance management?
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceived dimension of Lean Performance Management Variables (LPMV) identified as shared purpose, needs-based processes, respect for people, and problem-solving and their relationship to student achievement in Texas International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) schools. Flumerfelt's Organizational Intelligence and Performance Management Survey (2010) was distributed to the population of 120 campus administrative team members from 24 certified and candidate MYP schools serving grade 8 students in Texas.
A correlation analysis was used to determine the best linear combination of Lean Performance Management independent variables for predicting the 2009 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in English Language Arts, social studies, math, and science grade 8 student achievement dependent variables. Findings from this study revealed no significant relationships between Lean Performance Management Variables and student achievement. However, results validated that employee involvement in the continuous improvement process included elements of employee shared purpose, a commitment by the organization to value needs-based process, employee empowerment through the concept of respect for people, and embracing organizational learning.
|School||TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY|
|Subjects||Educational leadership; Management; Educational administration|
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