ISLLC Standards

The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards have recently been developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers in collaboration with the National Policy Board on Educational Administration (NPBEA) to help strengthen preparation programs in school leadership (Van Meter & Murphy, 1997). The Program in Educational Leadership uses the ISLLC standards as a requirement for the student's Learning Portfolio.

There are six standards. Each standard is followed by the Knowledge required for the standard, the Dispositions or attitudes manifest by the accomplishment of the standard, and Performances that could be observed by an administrator who is accomplished in the standard.

Standard 1: 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.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that:
 


Standard 2: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by
advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to
student learning and staff professional growth.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that:
 

Standard 3: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring
management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning
environment.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that:


Standard 4 : A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by
collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community
interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that:

Standard 5:  A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting
with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that:

Standard 6:  A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by
understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and
cultural context.

Knowledge

The administrator has knowledge and understanding of:

Dispositions

The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to:

    •     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 context in the service of education
    •     using legal systems to protect student rights and improve student opportunities  

Performances

The administrator facilitates processes and engages in activities ensuring that: