Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
Paul E Chapman
This study compares the perceptions of two groups of West Virginia school principals through a survey instrument built in alignment with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards. The perceptions of principals affiliated with Professional Development Schools (PDS) are compared to the perceptions of principals who are not affiliated with Professional Development Schools (non-PDS). The 587 principals in the state of West Virginia with active e-mail addresses were asked to participate in an online survey. The survey instrument contained six domains with 31 items aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium's (ISLLC) six national standards on leadership. Two hundred forty-nine principals responded for a return rate of 43.3%. The treatment group (PDS) had 117 principals that responded, and the comparison group (non-PDS) had 132 principals that responded. Only one statistically significant event (as determined by a t-test) occurred within the survey's 31 items. The statistically significant difference was found in Domain 2 (Advocating): Item 2 (collaboration).
Lancaster, David L., "Leadership standards: Professional Development Schools versus non-Professional Development Schools" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4623.