you are studying. Spend one day shadowing a supervisor. Summarize what you have learned and critique the effectiveness of the present program. Project what lies ahead with attention to resources and student needs.
EDAD530—Examples of Performance Assessment Activities 5 33. Building Scheduling – Participate in the process for developing the master student schedule and master teacher schedule in your building. Are these management or leadership tasks? Learn sufficiently to be able to replicate their schedules in a building of your own. With your mentor’s authorization, you might choose to sample students and teachers to assess perceived needs. After you are confident that you could administer these schedules, visit with an administrator in another school district that has different student and teacher schedules. Reflect on what you have learned. 34. School Board Agenda – For persons in the specialist internship, consider working with your superintendent to plan a school board agenda. Include the interaction that occurs with the cabinet and with the school board president. Note the information that is provided to the press and to the staff. Attend that board meeting and analyze whether your perceived expectations of the meeting were realized. Were there any “hidden agenda items” that surfaced during the meeting? How does the public participate in the meeting? What is the role of the other administrators? Reflect on what you learned. 35. Disruptive Students Placed Elsewhere – Do an analysis of students expelled and or placed in alternative placements by the courts or by school officials. Recognizing the necessity of not allowing students to disrupt the school, focus on what happens to these students. Visit a juvenile court session. Talk with caseworkers and other supervisory officials who work with youth outside the public-school setting. Summarize and reflect on what you have learned. 36. Referral of Students with Special Needs – Examine the school and/or school district’s policies for referral of students for health services, psychological assistance, and special classes. Participate in two conferences involving such services after receiving permission from all parties. Critique their effectiveness in addressing the student’s needs and summarize what you learned. If possible, follow-up on one of these students prior to the completion of your internship to see if anything positive has occurred. 37. Supervision of students – Supervise hall traffic, the lunchroom, the playground, and or evening activities. Analyze the procedures and discipline procedures. Assess the “climate” during the time you are involved in supervised. If possible, arrange with your building mentor to supervise a “cycle” of activities. What did you learn? What would you improve? 38. Handbook Revision – Design and/or suggest revisions for a building handbook. Involve others as appropriate. Possibilities include a volunteer handbook, crisis handbook, student handbook, and parent handbook. Your mentor may have some projects that would be applicable to the school or school district.