ERIC Number: ED426982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-7
Assessment of Intern's Performance: A Key To Enhance School Leader Preparation Programs.
Ovando, Martha N.
This paper examines the assessment of interns' performance in a university-based internship program. A group of 46 school administrators (mainly principals) who supervised interns in a variety of school settings as part of a university-based school leader preparation program completed the Assessment of Interns' Performance form. The assessment was designed to gather information about interns' experiences, field-based areas in which interns were involved, their potential as future administrators, their strengths and areas for further development, and recommendations for program enhancement. Results indicated that interns were placed in different positions and levels, with more than half placed as administrative assistants. Interns engaged in a variety of activities. Their field supervisors had high regard for them. Areas of demonstrated strength and ability included effective planning, organization, time management, human relations, oral communication, written communication, taking directions, using organization policies and procedures, and applying theory in educational administration. The supervisors believed the interns had the potential to perform a variety of roles at both central office and campus levels. Areas for further development included improved communication between university and school districts, longer internships, periodic assessments, and a balance between predetermined activities and flexibility to engage in other areas as well as between theory and practice. Supervisors were generally willing to continue supporting other interns. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (52nd, Juneau, AK, August 3-7, 1998).