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Study Guide

Field 144: Principal Comprehensive Assessment 
Test Design and Framework

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The test design below describes general assessment information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Test overview, including duration of test, number of questions, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test ( C B T )
Number of Questions 80 selected-response questions and 1 constructed-response assignment
Time* 4 hours
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute  C B T  tutorial

Test Framework

Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Subarea 1 13%, Subarea 2 25%, Subarea 3 19%, Subarea 4 23%, Subarea 5-CRI 20%.

test weighting by number of questions per subarea part 1 of 2.
subareas range of competencies approximate percentage of test
selected-response
roman numeral 1 Visionary Leadership and Continuous School Improvement 0001 13 percent
roman numeral 2 Instructional Leadership, School Culture and Learning Environment, and Faculty Development 0002–0004 25 percent
roman numeral 3 Organizational, Resource, and Operational Management and Legal Guidelines 0005–0007 19 percent
roman numeral 4 Stakeholder and Community Relationships, Professional Norms, and Ethics 0008–0009 23 percent
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test weighting by number of questions per subarea part 2 of 2.
subareas range of competencies approximate percentage of test
constructed-response
roman numeral 5 Educational Leadership 0010 20 percent

Subarea 1—Visionary Leadership and Continuous School Improvement

Competency 0001–Apply knowledge of the collaborative process for the development and implementation of a school mission and vision that reflect core organizational values and priorities, and how to lead continuous school improvement processes that promote success and well-being for every student.

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Subarea 2—Instructional Leadership, School Culture and Learning Environment, and Faculty Development

Competency 0002–Apply knowledge of how to provide a comprehensive, coherent, and equitable curricular and instructional program using research-supported best practices in instruction and assessment that promote academic success for every student.

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Competency 0003–Apply knowledge of how to build and sustain an inclusive, supportive school culture and learning environment focused on high expectations, equity, and achievement and well-being for every student.

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Competency 0004–Apply knowledge of systems for supervising, supporting, and evaluating school staff performance and how to build a professional culture and provide professional development activities that help ensure success and well-being for every student.

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Subarea 3—Organizational, Resource, and Operational Management and Legal Guidelines

Competency 0005–Apply knowledge of principles and practices of human resources and organizational management to develop the school's professional capacity, support continuous school improvement, and help ensure success and well-being for every student.

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Competency 0006–Apply knowledge of school-level governance in Oklahoma; principles and practices for fiscal and resource management; and their use in promoting the achievement of educational goals and ensuring an efficient, equitable learning environment.

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Competency 0007–Apply knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, and rules affecting education in Oklahoma, including the legal and policy dimensions of school safety and emerging challenges.

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Subarea 4—Stakeholder and Community Relationships, Professional Norms, and Ethics

Competency 0008–Apply knowledge of how to build positive, productive relationships with parents/guardians and families, community members and partners, and other stakeholders to meet school goals and promote the success and well-being of every student.

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Competency 0009–Apply knowledge of professional norms, ethical guidelines, and behavior expectations for principals and other educators in Oklahoma that promote success and well-being for every student.

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Subarea 5—Educational Leadership

Competency 0010–Analyze and interpret information about a school's instructional program, climate, and culture, including student achievement data, teacher information, and survey data, and describe a strategy to address school issues relevant to the analysis.

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