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50045.6 Organizational Management

The program requires the study of organizational theory, operational processes, management techniques, school operations, and school board relationships. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of students’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Where the Standard is Met in the Program:  ED 712 Social, Political, and Community Dimensions in Education, ED 738 Administration of the Elementary School and ED 639 Administration of the Secondary School.

Student Performance:  All candidates in the program are required to take ED 712.  Candidates seeking their credential as an Elementary School Principal are required to take ED 738 while candidates seeking their credential as a Secondary School Principal are required to take ED 639. A major assignment in ED 639 is the creation of a Master Schedule and a Daily Calendar. Student performance on this assignment is provided in the table below:

Master Schedule and Daily Calendar Student Performance Data

Candidates participating in the D21 Principal Performance Center are assessed on four scenarios (Leaderless Group, Presentation to the School Board, Parent Interaction Exercise and In-basket).  Student performance data on the D21 Skills of Teamwork and Organizational Ability are provided in the table below:

D21 Principal Performance Center Student Performance Table

Candidates prepare a portfolio and complete an Oral Examination as culminating events in the program.  Student performance data on this standard are provided in the table below:

Oral Examination Student Performance Table

Department Response:   The Master Schedule and Daily Calendar assignment has been designated as a Critical Assignment.  This assignment will maintain its designation as a Critical Assignment on the course curriculum map and will be required of all secondary school candidates in the program. Faculty also agreed that a variation of this assignment, appropriate for an Elementary School setting, should be designed and embedded in ED 738 and designated a Critical Assignment.  Faculty also discussed the In-Basket Exercise task required of candidates in the D21 Principal Performance Center and observed that there weren’t enough opportunities in coursework for candidates to practice how to carry out the skills required to be successful in the In-Basket Exercise (prioritizing tasks, delegating assignments, etc.). Faculty agreed that an In-Basket Scenario, similar to that exercise in the D21 Principal Performance Center be taught and practiced in ED 738 and ED 639 and that the In-Basket Scenario be designated a Critical Assignment in both courses. Faculty also discussed the Leaderless Group Activity from the D21 Principal Performance Center and observed that group process wasn’t being taught in any of the courses. Faculty agreed that an assignment focused on Group Process be developed and used in both ED 738 and ED 639 and that the assignment be designated a Critical Assignment for both courses.

Evidence:

Syllabus – ED 639

Assignment Instructions - Master Schedule and Daily Calendar

Candidate Work Sample –  Master Schedule and Daily Calendar      

Candidate Assessment Tool –  Master Schedule and Daily Calendar

Syllabus – ED 712

Syllabus – ED 738

 


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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:25:00 AM