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1 SCHOOL LEADER PREPARATION: A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE Submitted to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by the Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges and Universities Presented by Co-Chairs Cordelia Meyer Dianne Ashby August 15, 2006

2 Commission Background Established by IBHE in August 2005 Comprised of leaders from K-12 schools, colleges & universities, business & professional education organizations, ISBE, IBHE Charge –Review Educating School Leaders (Levine, 2006) –Examine school leader preparation in IL –Propose strategies for improving preparation

3 School Leaders CAN Improve Student Achievement Student achievement in Illinois is in crisis School effectiveness research tells us how to improve schools & learning Illinois must improve preparation programs to produce the highly qualified leaders we need to improve student achievement

4 Challenges Facing Illinois Recruiting & admitting the best potential leaders Focusing preparation programs on improving & sustaining P-12 student achievement Ensuring quality programs

5 Goals Recruit Strategically Focus Preparation Programs Improve Statewide Assessment & Coordination

6 Goal One: Recruit Strategically Recommendation 1: Restructure admission criteria & recruit high quality principals Holistic evaluation of applicants based on attributes known to improve student learning Targeted recruitment –Grow-your-own programs –Work with teacher education faculty

7 Goal Two: Focus Preparation Programs Recommendation 2: Improve programs using rigorous assessment data Assess candidates capacity to be effective school leaders; counsel candidates & adjust programs as needed Participate in Education Administration Graduate Assessment project Provide data to the state & public Utilize advisory groups Establish guidelines that distinguish Ph.D. from Ed.D.

8 Goal Two: Focus Preparation Programs Recommendation 3: Create meaningful clinical & internship experiences Require meaningful experiences that connect coursework to the workplace Strengthen & utilize university-school partnerships Train mentors Secure funds for internships from a variety of sources Assess internship experiences Revise Illinois standards to align with ELCC standards Utilize clinical faculty

9 Goal Three: Improve Statewide Assessment & Coordination Recommendation 4: Establish a rigorous certificate exam Utilize School Leaders Licensure Assessment & School Superintendent Assessment (ETS)

10 Goal Three: Improve Statewide Assessment & Coordination Recommendation 5: Revise the certification & endorsement structure Reserve Type 75 for principals only Review other positions requiring Type 75 & revise requirements Develop programs to prepare individuals for non-principal leadership positions

11 Goal Three: Improve Statewide Assessment & Coordination Recommendation 6: Coordinate rigorous program approval & review processes Conduct third party review of all current programs Develop joint approval & review processes between ISBE & IBHE Provide IBHE with authority to recommend probation or closure of programs Participate in national review of ELCC standards

12 Next Steps for IBHE IBHE should: Ensure wide dissemination of this report Strengthen Goal 2 of The Illinois Commitment Fund pilot testing of innovative programs Seek legislative support for funding clinical faculty roles Reward programs for quality admissions & training Require IBHE staff to provide annual updates on the progress of each recommendation Reconvene the Commission in the fall of 2009

13 Next Steps for IBHE Support related-efforts currently underway: Education Administration Graduate Assessment –Survey program graduates to improve programs SB 860: Principal Certification –Develops a statewide mentor program –Improves state professional development program –Requires mandatory evaluations –Develops a master principal program –Develops alternative programs for NBCTs to become principals –Develops teacher-leader endorsement programs

14 Conclusion Better prepared school leaders can improve student achievement State leaders are critical to improving the quality of school leaders & student achievement & share in the responsibility The report is available from the Illinois Board of Higher Education website, in the Reports and Studies section, at

15 SCHOOL LEADER PREPARATION: A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE Submitted to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by the Commission on School Leader Preparation in Illinois Colleges and Universities Presented by Co-Chairs Cordelia Meyer Dianne Ashby August 15, 2006


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