Program Standard 2: Questions and Answers

What are the expectations for program collaboration, communication and coordination?

The induction program requires formal collaboration among education organizations through partnership agreements that establish a professional education community structure that facilitates and supports induction activities. Each partner's contributions to the design and implementation of candidate preparation and certification are outlined through a mutual contract/agreement. While the exact nature of "contracts and agreements" is not prescribed, the CASC program standard makes clear that there is a mutual obligation between/among sponsors and employers to both the design and implementation of CASC induction activities.

What does CASC Program Standard 2 say about collaboration and communication in administrator induction programs?

Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program Handbook, June 2014
2: Communication, Coordination & Coordination p. 28The induction program formally collaborates with education organizations through partnership agreements to establish a professional education community structure that facilitates and supports induction activities.
Each partner's contributions to the design and implementation of candidate preparation and certification are outlined through mutual contract/agreement.
Induction programs maintain communication on a regular basis with their partners to ensure that each candidate builds a coherent individualized learning program.

What does CASC Program Standard 2 say about program coordination in administrator induction programs?

Clear Administrative Services Credential (CASC) Program Handbook, June 2014
2: Communication, Coordination & Coordination p. 28The induction program identifies the individual responsible for program coordination, key personnel involved in program implementation, and the reporting relationships between the identified personnel.
Program coordination includes admission, advisement, participant support and assessment, coach preparation, and program evaluation.

What is included in program coordination?

The induction program identifies the individuals responsible for program coordination, key personnel involved in program implementation, and the reporting relationships between/among identified personnel. Program coordinators oversee program implementation details such as admission, advisement, participant support and assessment, coach preparation, and program evaluation while also serving as the program's voice throughout the institution, its representative at collaborative meetings, and assessor of both candidate competence and program effectiveness. Finally, the coordinator is usually the person responsible for adhering to the Commission's Preconditions and Accreditation-related requests.

What type of ongoing assessment should program sponsors do?

Each sponsoring institution is responsible to annually gather and analyze data on candidate competence and program effectiveness, using the results for program improvement and compliance with the Commission's Accreditation cycle. For each candidate, the induction program individualizes professional learning opportunities and includes program, employer and partner high quality professional learning approved by the provider, in support of Program Standard 5 outcomes (CPSEL). The program regularly assesses the quality of their professional learning offerings using data that includes participant feedback and direct observation of offerings. The program leaders provide formative feedback to professional learning providers on their work.
Updated March 14, 2017