ERIC Number: ED342115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Opportunities for Success: Kentucky's Beginning Principal Intern Program.
Prickett, R. L.; And Others
The Kentucky Beginning Principal Internship Program (KBPIP)--the first of its kind in the United States--was mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly to upgrade the quality of educational leadership in the schools through testing and an internship program especially for school principals. Following an overview of educational reform in Kentucky since 1981, requirements for the revised education administrator preparation programs (early elementary principal, grades K-4; middle school principal, grades 5-8; secondary school principal, grades 9-12) are outlined. The principal programs are post-master's degree. Upon completion of this program, the student is required to take tests mandated by the state. Following successful scores on three tests (NTE Core Battery Tests: Communication Skills and General Knowledge; NTE Specialty Test of Educational Administration and Supervision; and Kentucky Specialty Test of Instructional and Administrative Practices) the individuals are issued a 4-year statement of eligibility for internships a beginning or assistant principal. A three-member principal intern committee supervises, assists and assesses each intern. (The committee consists of a mentor--a principal of a similar school level; the superintendent or a designee; and an administrator educator representing a state-approved educational administrator program.) A minimum of three performance evaluations of the intern must be completed by each member of the committee. Based on the end-of the-year evaluations, the committee may recommend that a provisional principal's certificate be issued or recommend that a second year as an intern be done. (13 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Kentucky Beginning Principal Intern Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Los Angeles, CA, August 12-17, 1990).