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How to Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment
California League of High Schools
Dr. Tamerin Capellino
University of La Verne
Commission approved program of professional preparation, or
Commission approved internship program, or
Passing score on the SLLA (1010 “old version”)
1 hour each- 30% of score
Approx. 17 minutes each- 30% of score
*Previously called Tier II
You don’t need to have these memorized!
“There is no such thing as a wrong answer”
Bullet your way to success!
Use the student/parent/staff/district/community model to address all stakeholders
Know and practice your pacing
Do not use state specific lingo (ex. CSTs and CLAD)
Be specific- do not say ‘professional development’, say professional development in explicit direct instruction, etc.
Read the question carefully. Underline all areas to be addressed.
Read all questions first. Start with the one you feel most confident.
REMEMBER….You are the PRINCIPAL, not a teacher!
It is early December and the students in and elementary school are practicing for the annual holiday concert. A parent phones the school to insist that her child not be required to sing any of the Christmas songs. The principal excuses the student from participation in the music practice.
Do you agree with the principal's action? Give a rationale, citing factors that are relevant to a principal's decisions in such situations.
In March a high school senior presents a letter from his mother requesting, contrary to the school policy, that he be allowed to drop physics, because he is failing class. He is also failing several other classes, but does not need to pass physics to graduate. The principal consults with the student's counselor. They all concur that the student could be passing all his courses, including physics, if he worked harder. However, the principal persuaded by the parent's argument, that the stress of physics is adversely affecting her son, authorizes the student to drop the course.
Evaluate the principal's course actions from the point of view of teaching and learning.
The seven exercises in the Analysis of Information and Decision Making section are scored on a three-point scale, with 2 the highest possible score and 0 the lowest.
The responses to the two questions are associated with each document are treated as a single response for scoring purposes.
Next Test Date: May 8th, 2010
Registration Deadline: April 16th, 2010
Score Report Mailing Date: June 8th, 2010
Prepare a solid resume
What leadership experiences have I already had?
What experiences do I need to get?
Treat everyone as if they will be on your interview panel.
Master’s Degree (Required/preferred by some districts)
Varied Leadership Experiences (Coordinator, Department Chair, Teacher on Special Assignment, etc.)
Well developed resume
Solid letters of recommendation that address your leadership ability, not teaching ability.
Curriculum (Curriculum Councils, Department Meetings)
Discipline/Attendance (Shadow admin, familiarize yourself with Ed code and Board Policy)
Testing (proctor, testing committee, etc.)
Safety (Safe School Plan, Drills, etc.)
Budget (SSC, Site Plan, etc.)
Specialized Training (AVID, PLC, EL, AP, etc.)
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