ERIC Number: ED464154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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A Subgroup Analysis of Predictors to Certification Examination Success in Differing Principal Preparation Programs.
Wilmore, Elaine L.
This study addresses the factors of Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE), race, gender, and undergraduate grade point average (GPA) as predictors of principal certification examination success at a large urban university. The university has three programs that lead to a masters degree and principal certification. The regular program consists of students not in a cohort who complete programs on individual time tables. Another program, Scholars of Practice, consists of a cohort of students who retain their positions as teachers but are assisted by their school districts in containing supported internship experience over 18 months. The third program, Educational Leadership, consists of students selected by their districts to serve as paid administrative interns for a year. Whether there were significant differences in state principal examination scores for these groups and for the study variables was investigated for approximately 335 students in all 3 programs. Results show no significant relationships among the variables of GRE, GPA, sex, race, and ethnicity in the Scholars of Practice cohort. GRE is the only significant predictor in the regular program. However, in the field-based Educational Leadership program, all factors except undergraduate GPA were predictors of certification examination results. In addition, sex was more significant in this program than in the other two. Findings have implications for the development of principal certification preparation programs. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations