Draft Leadership Standards

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Defining Leadership

The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium developed the following Draft Standards for School Leaders.

In addition to the six standards, the draft includes more than 100 indicators that describe the knowledge, dispositions, and performances needed to meet the standards.

A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.

The 24 states participating in the consortium are:

Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The 11 professional associations participating in the consortium as nonvoting members are:

American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National School Boards Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, University Council for Educational Administration, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, National Association of State Boards of Education, Association for Teacher Educators, and National Policy Board for Educational Administration.

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