ERIC Number: ED465077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Management Competencies Assessment Instrument. A Publication of Building Professional Development Partnerships for Adult Educators Project. PRO-NET 2000.
Sherman, Renee; Dobbins, Dionne; Tibbetts, John; Crocker, Judith; Dlott, Michael
This publication introduces an assessment instrument to help programs implement management competencies. It discusses development of management competencies and describes the Management Competencies Assessment Instrument (MCAI) designed to help managers verify and validate their competencies and use the information for planning professional development and improving programs. (Based on 21 competencies identified in Management Competencies and Sample Indicators for the Improvement of Adult Education Programs (MCSI), MCAI mirrors the format of the management competencies. The first skill area corresponds to the first competency in MCSI. Associated indicators are listed under each competency and rated on a four-point scale from 1--Needs Assistance through 4--Exemplary; additional choices are Not Applicable and Don't Know. The publication provides an overview of types of evidence (performance evaluations, administrative reports, and portfolios) verifying existence of a competency, since in addition to the rating scale for each indicator, the format provides space for the evaluator to record supporting evidence comments. These MCAI uses are discussed: needs assessment, planning for and evaluating professional development, hiring, retention and dismissal, program evaluation, facilitating communication, and systemic change. Appendixes to the 17-page report are MCSI, MCAI with administration instructions, and summary profile for management competencies. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Competence, Competency Based Education, Instrumentation, Job Performance, Job Skills, Management Development, Mastery Tests, Minimum Competency Testing, Professional Development, Program Improvement, Test Construction, Test Use
For full text: http://www.pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/71.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.