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The Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision (ELAS) is a Praxis II exam that is required by Fort Hays State University to successfully complete the Building Leadership - Principal program. The examination is administered by computer-based testing at Prometric test centers including FHSU. (The paper-based version of the test is no longer available.)
The Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision (ELAS) Praxis II Exam #5411 is offered during specific testing windows and is scheduled by appointment based on test center availability. This test is a graduate program requirement in order to receive a masters degree from FHSU. In order to take the ELAS, you must register online at http://www.ets.org/praxis. You must use (or create if you do not have one) a regular Praxis account to register for this exam. You cannot use a Praxis SLS account to register for the exam. If you have questions regarding the registration process, contact ETS customer service at 1-800-772-9476. Vist the Praxis Site for Information on Test Window Dates, Test Registration Procedures and Test Policies. *Note: this test does not grant you licensure in the state of Kansas. If you wish to proceed with licensure in the state of Kansas, you must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Exam #6011. For other state licensure information, contact your particular state education department.
This one hour long oral examination (Skype video-conference) consists of thought provoking questions which will assess the effective practice of candidates in their role as a school principal. Candidates will be expected to address the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC) and apply the standards to real situations in the principal's day-to-day professional life.
The Standards-Based Case Studies in School Leadership will be administered at FHSU once in the fall semester (October) and once in the spring semester (March).
The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC)
Standard 1: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Standard 2: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
Standard 3: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
Standard 4: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Standard 5: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
Standard 6: A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
Important Administrative Values Questioned in the Skype Videoconference Oral Exam
Be aware of the following beliefs or points of reference from your course work and the ISLLC Standards as you are framing your responses to this exam:
1. Participatory Leadership
2. Shared Decision Making
3. Problem Identification
4. Interpretation of Data
5. Curriculum and Instruction
6. All Students Can Learn
You will improve your chances of receiving a high score if you are able to construct your responses based on such core beliefs.
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