The InBasket for Professional and Ethical Behavior simulates the issues faced by a busy principal each day while working to maintain a sense of visibility and be approachable for all stakeholders.
An educational leader promotes the success and well-being of every student by adhering to ethical principles and professional norms. The effective educational leader nurtures the development of schools that place children at the heart of education; acts in an open and transparent manner; maintains a sense of self-awareness and attends to his or her own learning; and works to create productive relationships with students, staff, parents, and members of the extended school community.
The ethical educator acts as a moral compass for the school or district and safeguards the values of democracy, equity, justice, community, and diversity.
This assessment has 4 components, all of which are scenario based. Each component has a different format, each provides specific directions, and each is self-contained with regard to information and details for completion.
Ethical Decision Making:
This section contains a series of real-life scenarios in which you will choose a single response from multiple choices.
This section contains real-life scenarios in which you will choose a series of appropriate responses from a list of options, based on how you would prioritize your actions in each scenario.
This section contains a scenario to which you must provide a formal written response. Your response should be well written; articulate, accurate, and appropriately structured.
These scenarios will appear throughout the assessment while you are responding to components 1-3. Their purpose is to simulate the complex issues that occur in every school leader’s day, and require consideration of the morals, values, and ethics of the school community.