International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Planning that Works Outlined by an Educational Leadership Preparation Program in the United States that has Four Credentialing Agencies
Glenn L. Koonce, Ed.D.

The landscape for program accountability in K-12 school leadership preparation can be daunting for even the most seasoned professor or higher education administrator. The rising demands in today's accountability-driven environment require individuals to have the knowledge and skills needed to provide evidence that all accrediting agencies and program approval agency standards are met or exceeded and that there is continuous improvement in program outcomes. For an educational leadership preparation program in the Southeastern portion of the United States, four accreditors/program approval agencies include the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NCPEA), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). For those at the crossroads of assessment and evaluation responsible for establishing data gathering and data analysis, determining the best structures, supports, and approaches to advance student learning outcomes while fostering an improved school culture is a substantial undertaking.

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