Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2013

Publication Source

School Administrator

Abstract

Groups seeking to rescind or weaken state licensing requirements to be a superintendent have disparaged academic studies in administration as an inconsequential requirement. Their claim has rarely been supported by empirical evidence. Findings from the last three AASA-sponsored decennial studies (1992, 2000, and 2011) of the superintendency suggest policymakers and members of the profession should be cautious about radically altering licensing requirements. A high percentage (ranging from 74 percent in 1992 to 79 percent in 2011) rated their universitybased academic preparation as being excellent or good.

ISBN/ISSN

0036-6439

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This piece is a recurring feature in School Administrator magazine. Archived issues are available on the magazine's website.

Publisher

AASA: The School Superintendents Association

Volume

70

Issue

5