The scenario-based interview assesses qualities like leadership, stakeholder focus, ability to translate theory into practice, commitment to student learning and fallibility. Each component reflects an effective school correlation.
Dr. Martin Haberman is author of the acclaimed Kappa Delta Pi publication, STAR Principals Serving Children in POVERTY. All training participants receive his book and the interview tools which help to identify excellent principals.
For Two Decades, Dr. Haberman’s research has shown that principals and administrators drive student achievement and that the effect of school leadership is greater than student ethnicity, family income, school attended by students, or class size. All groups of students benefit from effective administrators and principals that guide student learning.
The Star Administrator Selection Interview training highlights the eleven basic beliefs of effective administrators of schools where students are at risk and in poverty. These beliefs are outlined in much of the generally accepted literature on school leadership and codified in Martin Haberman’s Star Principals Serving Children in Poverty.
Administrator selection training would occur for an audience specially chosen by the district leadership team. The one-day Star Administrator Selection Interview training highlights the eleven basic beliefs of effective administrators of schools where students are at risk and in poverty. One day of training would also equip district leaders to understand the rubric and background of the online administrator pre-screener. When district leaders understand the ideology of the star administrator live interviews, they will fully understand the implications of the online administrator results. Both protocols are important to the district’s success.
Like the Star Teacher Pre-screener, the Star Administrator Pre-screener is based on the same research as the live interview and will determine what applicants will do well on the live interview. The questions are based on the individual’s core beliefs about connecting with teachers, parents, and the community to ensure success of the children and youth of America. It is made up of 104 questions with two possible answers. The applicant must select the best possible answer and go to the next question. After the applicant has completed the test they will not be able to change any answers. The questionnaire and the live selection interview go hand in hand. HEF believes that using both provide an accurate picture of an applicant’s core beliefs about connecting with teachers, parents, and the community to ensure success of the children and youth of America.