CALL will be delivered in a Web-based assessment system. The Web-based system will be developed and launched by survey and database programmers at the Wisconsin Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), with assistance from the Learning Point Associates and the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) research teams.
Developmental leadership tasks
The system will be developed to enable user-testing and validation operations (described below). For example, the system will collect demographic information about raters, and guide raters sequentially through the evaluation process. The system interface will include prompts about the kinds of evidence appropriate to reflect upon for assessing each leadership task. The Web interface will allow raters to zoom in on the specific tasks of an individual element, or to scan the developmental sequence across tasks to determine the appropriate rating.
One staff meeting, a year’s worth of local data
Data will be reported to raters in terms of the school’s existing leadership levels and task-based indicators for subsequent action. The Web-based system should structure the entire evaluation process into a 40-minute timeframe in order to enable raters to complete the process in a reasonable time. School teams will be able to return to the system as a tool to facilitate professional development and school planning.