Supervisor reporting on beginning teacher leadership and professional engagement
NExT has developed a suite of surveys for the purpose of collecting information from teacher candidates and school supervisors about the quality of the preparation experience and the effectiveness of the beginning teacher (see Chapter 3). The Supervisor Survey is directed to the school supervisor (e.g., principal or mentor) and asks about the classroom and instructional practices of the first-year teacher.
The following resource provides supervisors with guidance about the expectations of the survey items related to teacher leadership and professional engagement. However, these expectations and indicators for leadership and professionalism also serve as reminders to beginning teachers and their preparation programs of the practices that schools might expect. These indicators can help all constituents consider how such practices are developed during both the preparation and induction experiences of beginning teachers.
Resources for teacher preparation programs for external reporting
For teacher preparation programs seeking to report to external agencies, such as Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the following resources provide guidance about the expectations of the survey items related to teacher leadership and professional engagement and template language for reporting on leadership and professional engagement constructs as part of reporting on teacher effectiveness.
These expectations and indicators for leadership and professionalism could also serve as reminders to teacher preparation programs of the beginning teacher practices that schools might expect and consider how these practices are developed during the preparation experience.