The ASAP® InBasket is an innovative online assessment designed to gauge an individual’s abilities in dimensions aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Each InBasket provides feedback correlated to the ASAP course modules, and provides small group and cohort exercises for reviewing the InBasket content when used as a cohort learning tool.
The InBasket eliminates the cost of scoring and/or training scorers, which makes the traditional form of this type of assessment more expensive for school districts. Results are immediately available to the users and districts receive individual and group results in an administrator’s report.
What type of assessment is it?
The InBasket is entirely scenario based. All questions reflect real-life events, task and activities that school leaders face every day. It addresses the challenges faced by teachers, assistant principals, principals and district staff and can be used for cohorts combining participants from each of these educator levels, or made up from any one job title. The scenarios include short-form case studies, animations, and interactive media.
Leadership Dimension: Diversity
The Diversity InBasket simulates the issues that face a busy principal each day while interacting with the broader school community in a diversity-enhanced school.
Schools today are comprised of students with an array of distinct characteristics from a variety of backgrounds. They represent a vibrant cross section of America. As the population grows and expands, so does its diversity.
The concept of diversity is not one dimensional. It includes and extends beyond what is commonly thought to be place of origin or cultural connections. Some of the sources of diversity include ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, and gender identification. Regardless of the particular source, diversity in any of its dimensions presents both opportunities and challenges.
InBasket assessments in additional leadership dimensions are also available.