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ERIC Number: ED476859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Alternative Paths to Administrative Practice: The New School Leader's Licensure Assessment.
Bryant, Miles; Isernhagen, Jody; LeTendre, Brenda; Neu, Beverly
The purpose of this study was to determine if administrative aspirants from preparation programs, experienced school administrators, and groups of individuals with no connection to education would perform differently on a short vignette discontinued by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) but still used as a sample of the assessment in the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA). The SLLA is used by an increasing number of states as a determinant of initial eligibility for a state certificate in educational administration. Six subject groups participated: (1) educational leadership graduate students; (2) Leadership Academy participants (graduate students); (3) school superintendents; (4) Army National Guard members; (5) business students; and (6) graduate psychology students. In all there were 53 educators and 56 noneducators. Findings do not indicate that the SLLA stamps a person as administrative material, in that a number of successful school superintendents performed poorly. The test did discriminate well between those who understood the Interstate School Leaders' Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and those who did not, and this is the stated purpose of the assessment. To do well on the SLLA, the respondent needed to know something about the ISLLC standards. Whether the SLLA serves the states that use it is a question requiring further study; findings do suggest that a state that adopts the SLLA as a screen for administrators may be narrowing its pool of administrators. (Contains 1 table and 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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