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Table 3 Response frequencies for School Implementation Leadership Scale (SILS) items

From: Leading the charge in the education sector: development and validation of the School Implementation Leadership Scale (SILS)

SILS subscale Not at all
n, %
Slight extent
n,%
Moderate extent
n,%
Great extent
n,%
Very great extent
n,%
Proactive
 Our principal has developed a plan to facilitate implementation of EBP. 6, 1.4 32, 7.3 82, 18.6 199, 45.1 122, 27.7
 Our principal has removed obstacles to the implementation of EBP. 12, 2.7 33, 7.5 126, 28.6 176, 39.9 94, 21.3
 Our principal has established clear school standards and expectations for the implementation of EBP. 11, 2.5 28, 6.3 101, 22.9 169, 38.3 132, 29.9
Knowledgeable
 Our principal is knowledgeable about EBP. 3, 0.7 23, 5.2 59, 13.4 184, 41.7 172, 39.0
 Our principal is able to answer questions about EBP. 6, 1.4 22, 5.0 69, 15.6 175, 39.7 169, 38.3
 Our principal knows what he or she is talking about when it comes to EBP. 6, 1.4 24, 5.4 65, 14.7 173, 39.2 173, 39.2
Supportive
 Our principal recognizes and appreciates teacher/school staff efforts toward successful implementation of EBP. 15, 3.4 29, 6.6 67, 15.2 142, 32.2 188, 42.6
 Our principal supports teacher/school staff efforts to learn more about EBP. 9, 2.0 30, 6.8 62, 14.1 149, 33.8 191, 43.3
 Our principal supports teacher/school staff efforts to use EBP. 7, 1.6 19, 4.3 59, 13.4 180, 40.8 176, 39.9
Perseverant
 Our principal carries on through the challenges of implementing EBP. 10, 2.3 28, 6.3 68, 15.4 181, 41.0 154, 34.9
 Our principal effectively addresses critical issues regarding the implementation of EBP. 18, 4.1 34, 7.7 118, 26.8 176, 39.9 95, 21.5
 Our principal consistently supports EBP implementation when confronted with setbacks. 11, 2.5 32, 7.3 85, 19.3 185, 42.0 128, 29.0
Communication
 Our principal establishes clear communication systems about EBP. 26, 5.9 38, 8.6 106, 24.0 162, 36.7 109, 24.7
 Our principal talks about EBP. 11, 2.5 27, 6.1 76, 17.2 170, 38.5 157, 35.6
 Our principal encourages others to communicate with her/him about EBP implementation. 20, 4.5 38, 8.6 84, 19.0 167, 37.9 132, 29.9
Vision/mission
 Our principal links the implementation of EBP to improved student outcomes. 13, 2.9 34, 7.7 65, 14.7 168, 38.1 161, 36.5
 Our principal has a clear vision for the implementation of EBP in this school. 19, 4.3 36, 8.2 100, 22.7 161, 36.5 125, 28.3
 Our principal connects EBP to the broader mission of our school. 14, 3.2 34, 7.7 77, 17.5 166, 37.6 150, 34.0
Availability
 Our principal is accessible if I need help with implementing EBP. 20, 4.5 45, 10.2 75, 17.0 137, 31.1 164, 37.2
 Our principal is available to discuss implementation of EBP. 19, 4.3 49, 11.1 68, 15.4 142, 32.2 163, 37.0
If I have a problem or concern regarding EBP, I can contact our principal. 17, 3.9 34, 7.7 48, 10.9 148, 33.6 194, 44.0