A variety of research has been undertaken to inform the development of Principal Certification.
Principal Certification will continue to be informed by national and international research. In particular, Principals Australia Institute has commissioned a number of research papers, as set out below and seeks to build an empirical evidence base of the impact of principal leadership on student learning and whole school improvement.
Quality educational leadership through Principal Certification; is based on the feedback from the Melbourne Roundtable and sets out what Principal Certification is, and just as importantly, what it is not. In addition, the Consultation Paper provides the rationale for Principal Certification in the Australian context and sets out PAI's plan for ongoing consultation.
Review of national and international practice in voluntary Principal Certification for principals; reports on a global scan of voluntary Principal Certification, established by professional associations and institutions and sets out a series of considerations for us in the early design and development of Principal Certification.
Professional certification for accomplished principals: directions for Australia; reviews approaches to assessing and evaluating principals internationally and draws on this review in developing recommendations for building a rigorous and beneficial professional Principal Certification system for accomplished principals in Australia.