Category I: Program Design and Coordination
Program Standard 3: Selection and Training of Coaches
The central component of administrator induction is the coaching experience. The CASC program sponsor assigns a qualified, trained coach to each candidate engaged in the induction program. Selected for skills and interest in fostering the development of beginning administrators' professional practice, coaches receive specialized training that equips them to work collaboratively with candidates and district leaders. Together, the coach, candidate, and district gather and examine data, set goals for leadership performance (on the IIP document), develop candidate competence (through professional development), engage in formative assessment, and evaluate both attainment of the identified goals and the candidate's demonstration of leadership (assessment).