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ERIC Number: ED420697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Linking the ISLLC Standards to Professional Development and Relicensure.
Shipman, Neil J.; Topps, Bettye W.; Murphy, Joseph
The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), a program of the Council of Chief State School Officers, has recognized the new challenges facing school leaders, and has developed standards for effective educational leadership. This paper addresses the turning of the attention of the ISLLC to professional development linked to these standards. Movement to link the standards to professional development is occurring on three fronts. A professional association of school administrators is exploring the possibility of developing an advanced certification program for administrators. In addition, five states and the District of Columbia are working with the Educational Testing Service to test assessments for school leader relicensure. Policymakers in 29 states and 12 national associations are also working to link the new standards to state policy frameworks. In the District of Columbia, where the declining achievement of students is a major concern, the school system has formally adopted the ISLLC standards as the foundation on which to build a unified hiring, development, and evaluation system. The ISLLC standards, which have been adopted at a critical point in the school system's improvement efforts, will be the lens through which decisions regarding candidate identification and selection are seen, as well as the foundation for all professional and staff development for school leaders. The District of Columbia expects that its commitment of time and resources to the standards implementation process will result in improvement in achievement levels for all students. (Contains five references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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