Secondary Education Teachers
This study examined the differences between the leadership practices of
Mississippi teachers who have successfully completed the National Board Certification
process and those who have not.
The sample consisted of 43 National Board Certified teachers (43%
response rate) and 40 teachers (40% response rate) who were not Board certified, each
selected from a random sample of 100 respondents from their respective populations.
Each completed the LPI-Self and provided demographic data. The typical respondent
was female (93%), over 42 years old (70%), Caucasian (93%), and with over 11 years of
teaching experience (72%).
The National Board Certified teachers group reported significantly
higher scores on all five leadership practices compared with the non-National Board
Certified teachers group. Additional tests with the demographic data failed to reveal any
significant effects on the differences in leadership practices between the two groups.