How is participant readiness assessed during the program?

NYC Leadership Academy uses its own Leadership Performance Standards Matrix to gauge progress throughout the APP year. These standards outline the skills, knowledge, and competencies aspiring principals need to be effective school leaders. The matrix was informed by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration’s Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (formerly the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards for School Leaders) as well as the research of the Center for Performance Assessment. APP facilitators use these standards to ensure that the curriculum is on target, and as a framework to assess participant progress and, ultimately, readiness for the principalship.