Standard 6 - Common Performance Assessment

Washington Council of Educational Administration Programs (WCEAP)
Common Performance Assessment Guide for Principal and Program Administrator Certification in Washington State
Approved WCEAP September 24, 2011

Washington State Standard 6 Common Performance Assessment: Summary and Reflective Analysis of Leadership Influence in Broad Context

1. Washington State Standard 6 - Socio-Political Context

A school or program administrator is an educational leader who has the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to improve learning and achievement to ensure the success of each student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

2. Description of Task

The candidate identifies a current local community educational issue with political implications and analyzes the issue in relation to the educational needs of children and the role of schools in a democratic society, taking into account the positions of various stakeholders.

3. Product(s)

Products may vary among programs. Audience, format of presentation, and content will vary for each candidate based on location of internship..

Summary and Reflective Analysis of Leadership Influence in Broad Context

The candidate provides (a) a summary of the educational issue that places local concerns and conflicts in broader perspectives, and identifies the multiple perspectives and competing values that define the local political context; and (b) a reflective analysis that explores the potential for principal influence and effective advocacy. A reflective analysis explores implied assumptions and beliefs, and identifies possible strategies for principal influence that would advance the community conversation by advocating equitable and inclusive policies that benefit all children and families.

4. Evidence

Programs gather evidence and assess performance using a rubric.

Conceptual Knowledge

This product allows the candidate to demonstrate conceptual knowledge related to the criterion: Understanding the role of schools in a democracy.

Applied Knowledge

Some applied knowledge can be demonstrated in the candidate’s description of potential for principal influence and advocacy. However, opportunities to apply knowledge related to this standard are demonstrated primarily on the job as a principal/program administrator and in preparation for Professional Certification.

Impact Evidence (focuses on the results of the administrator’s actions)

Opportunities to demonstrate impact related to this standard are demonstrated primarily on the job as a principal/program administrator and in preparation for Professional Certification.

Dispositions

The candidate’s product and reflective analysis should provide an opportunity to demonstrate and discuss dispositions related to advocating for the role of schools in a democratic society, specifically: Education as a key to opportunity and social mobility; recognizing a variety of ideas, values, and cultures; importance of a continuing dialogue with other decision makers affecting education; actively participating in the political and policy-making milieu affecting education; using legal systems to protect student rights and improve student opportunities. improve student opportunities.