Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

School Leaders Licensure Assessment, Principal Internship Mentors Assessment, and Grade Point Average as Predictors for the use of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards
Glenn L. Koonce, Ed.D.; Katherine Goldman, Ed.D.

How principals are prepared is important. The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of using the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards by analyzing test results on the ISLLC based internally designed Principal Internship Mentor Assessment (PIMA),ISLLC based externally designed School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), and Grade Point Average (GPA) for aspiring school leaders who attended an educational leadership program at a private university in the Mid-Eastern part of the United States from 2009- 2014. The sample consists of 135 educational leadership students. Multiple analysis revealed predictive relationships (p = .037) between the PIMA scores and SLLA scores. GPA was found to be a significant predictor of the SLLA (p = .001) and PIMA (p = .037). No group differences were observed between age and gender although a significant predictive relationship was seen in ethnicity (SLLA, p < .003 and GPA, p < .010). These results confirm alignment of the program curriculum with the ISLLC standards and strategies for program improvement.

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