Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, 33 app B - Standard 2: Required Assessments

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

The superintendent preparation program shall use each of the assessments listed in this Appendix B to determine the candidate's achievement of the competencies outlined in Appendix A for each standard element of Standard 2: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Standard Category and Standard Elements

Assessment

Standard 2: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Standard Element 2.1

Advocate, nurture and sustain a district culture and instructional program conducive to student learning through collaboration, trust and a personalized learning environment with high expectations for students.

The candidate will utilize existing district data (e.g., school climate surveys) to make observations for improving the district's culture for collaboration, trust, learning and expectations.

Standard Element 2.2

Understand and create and evaluate a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular and instructional program for the district.

Working with district leadership (including some principals), the candidate will review the district's curricular and instructional program, and map the program and its intended outcomes for the students. Afterwards, the candidate will determine what data are needed from the curricular and instructional program to analyze whether the student's intended outcomes are being met. Finally, the candidate will develop a continuous improvement process for the curricular and instructional program based on evidence-based research and data from the district.

The candidate will develop a comprehensive curriculum, instruction and assessment analysis project that integrates the major components and theories of school change and improvement. The candidate will:

1) Analyze the district's curriculum map or sequence, using data from the district's curriculum evaluation processes to determine what is working and what is not working for student success, reporting any recommendations for change as a result of the analysis;

2) Analyze the district's instructional processes and formats using data from staff evaluations that demonstrate adherence to the instructional formats to determine which formats are working and which are not working for student success, reporting any recommendations for change resulting from that analysis; and

3) Analyze the district's assessment data as they relate to the district's curriculum and instruction and, based on the data, determine what curriculum areas are in need of change and what instructional formats need adjustments, reporting any recommendations for change resulting from that analysis.

The candidate shall provide a final report to the internship supervisor that includes direct references to changes and improvement in the following areas: cultural competence, achievement of diverse students and personalizing the learning environment with high expectations for all students.

Standard Element 2.3

Understand and develop and supervise the instructional and leadership capacity across the district.

Working with a school district, the candidate will complete the following activities associated with "supervision of instruction":

1) Meet with principals and district leaders to assess the teaching and learning issues of the district. Based on the findings, develop a plan of action to improve teaching and learning practices. Using evidence-based research, develop a plan that clearly stipulates what practices are to be changed; how the change process will take place; who will be involved; timeline for action; resources needed (human, time and financial) for the plan to be implemented; and the evaluation or assessment activities to be used to determine if the changes are effective.

2) Meet with a building principal to analyze the building's achievement data and map the alignment of the building's curriculum, instruction and assessments. Based on the findings of the data analysis and mapping, the candidate will make recommendations for alignment changes using evidence-based research to support the recommendations.

3) Using the recommendations from items 1 and 2, the candidate will develop a budget in consultation with the superintendent and/or chief school business official sufficient for full implementation of the recommendations. The budget should include the following resources: human, time, material and additional outside resources.

The candidate will work with district leadership to review and map the assessment and accountability system the district uses to monitor student growth. At a minimum, the candidate will include in the map of the district's system the following information: the multiple and varied assessments; the persons responsible for administering the assessments; the data collection system and persons responsible for collection and assimilation of the data; the persons responsible for using the data to improve teaching and learning and a description of how that process or system works; and a description of how the assessments and data are used in the performance evaluations of teachers and administrators.

The candidate will review the district's professional development plan. If none is available, the candidate will develop a plan that reflects the goals, practices and needs of the district. In collaboration with several district administrators, the candidate will determine what data informed the development of the plan. The candidate will review and analyze that data, or if none is available, determine and document what data should be gathered and analyzed. Based upon the data analysis, the candidate will review the professional development plan again and make recommendations for improvement based on research and the results of that analysis. The candidate will include the recommendations in a reporting format that could be given to the district's board of education. This report will be presented to the candidate's internship supervisor.

The candidate will determine the district's goals about the use of instructional time by consulting local board policy, administrative regulations and/or district leadership. Once the goals specific to instructional time have been determined, the candidate will conduct an "instructional time study" of each school in the district, review the data from this audit and provide a report for improvement with recommendations to the internship supervisor. The candidate will include research that supports the recommendations being made in the report.

Standard Element 2.4

Understand and promote the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning within the district.

The candidate will conduct a technology study of the district that focuses on the integration of technology into content areas. The candidate will review the data from the study and provide a report that includes recommendations for improvement to the districtwide leadership team. The candidate will include research that supports the recommendations being made in the report.

The candidate will create a protocol to use for interviewing the following people in a school district: the superintendent and a sample of district stakeholders (e.g., local board members, principals, parents). The purpose of the interviews is to determine the district's culture of collaboration, trust, learning and expectations for students, staff, administrators and board members.

Comprehensive Instructional Renewal Project

Upon completion of each of the assessments set forth in this Appendix B, the candidate will develop a comprehensive Instructional Renewal Project that integrates the major components and theories of school change and improvement, and the results and information learned from other assessment projects conducted relative to curriculum, instruction and assessments. The candidate will do the following:

1) Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the district improvement plan; professional development plan; cultural assessment; curricular and instructional program improvement process; curriculum, instruction and assessment procedures; supervision of instruction activities; accountability and monitoring system for student support; time study; and technology study.

2) Develop an Instructional Renewal Plan that uses these analyses to determine:

a) Comprehensive recommendations for districtwide improvement in curriculum, instruction and assessment;

b) Comprehensive recommendations for improvement in teaching and learning;

c) Comprehensive recommendations for districtwide improvement of systems for data, assessment, technology and the use of time; and

d) Comprehensive recommendations for districtwide improvement in culture, expectations, and the socio-emotional and academic growth of all students.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, 33 app B
Adopted at 38 Ill. Reg. 18948, effective 9/8/2014.

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