Education Doctorate

Year Approved


First Advisor

Reimer, Tracy


The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship, if any, between the adaptive culture of an elementary school and student achievement. The Adaptive Culture Profile Scale collected data from elementary school leadership teams across Minnesota. This data was then compared to student achievement results, as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA). Results of the study indicate there is no relationship between adaptive culture of an elementary school and student achievement proficiency or student achievement growth. Pearson’s –r correlation was used to determine the lack of relationship. This study suggests further research is needed to continue to learn about adaptive leadership within an educational setting and fill the research gap.

Degree Name

Education Doctorate

Document Type

Doctoral dissertation