ERIC Number: ED343744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Assessing the Instructional Leader of Rural Schools.
Prickett, R. L.; And Others
This paper describes a proposed five-phase model for assessing the instructional leadership of rural school administrators. In phase one, assessors conduct a structured interview to determine participants' understanding of the skills and functions required of the instructional leader. Phase two allows participants to review and evaluate video tapes about teacher instruction and lesson plans, curriculum guides, and examinations. Participants submit written reports of their evaluation components. Assessors note participants' instructional management and curriculum auditing skills, and review their reports. In phase three, participants develop plans to address the problems they identified in phase two. Assessors review the plans for the following concepts: planning, empowerment and delegation, improvement of instruction, recognizing quality teaching, monitoring, environment, and providing visibility and incentives. Phase four requires participants to formally present and defend their plans developed in phase three. In phase five, participants receive information concerning their performance. The aim of this model is to assist rural school administrators in becoming effective instructional leaders by identifying areas of strength and of needed professional development. After developers complete their testing and refining of the assessment model, they expect to make training guidelines available. This model is not intended for evaluation purposes in the selection of school administrators. The paper includes a 44-item bibliography on instructional leadership. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Rural Education Association (82nd, Colorado Springs, CO, October 5-8, 1990).