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Unwrapping and Reflecting on the ISLLC Standard 1-6
Grand Canyon University: EDA 534
Education Administration Foundation and Framework
January 28, 2014
The Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards were developed to help guide administrators and future administrators in refining and intensifying their leadership skills. The six outlined standards give administrators a roadmap to help them on the journey to a successful school environment, for all stakeholders involved. Not only do these standards provide guidance for administrators, but the ISLLC standards also “provide guidance to state policymakers as they work to improve education leadership preparation, licensure, evaluation, and professional development” (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2008, p.1). The ISLLC standards address the school vision of learning, the school’s culture and professional growth, a safe, effective and efficient learning environment, collaboration with stakeholders, acting in an ethical manner, and the political, economic, and legal aspect (Council, 2008). The overall purpose of the standards is to set common expectations, maximize student achievement results, and to improve continuing professional development. We have set standards for our students that measure their proficiency in various core subjects, and the level of learning that they are achieving. Because the weight of student achievement, the ISLLC standards give school communities and policymakers the opportunity to outline how effective leadership can be molded. Each of the standards is individually strong, and really leaves a clear and concise measure for administrators to reach for. These standards effect the educational communication greatly. When administrators are held accountable for what happens in the school community, then teachers are held accountable, which…...