Effects of Using a Rubric during the Assessment of the Principal Internship
Glenn L. Koonce
Michael D. Kelly
This study investigated the outcomes of three assessments for an education leadership program internship: 1) Principal Internship Mentors Assessment (PIMA), 2) University Supervisor Assessment (USA), and 3) Intern’s Self-Assessment (ISA). The mentor, university supervisor, and intern ratings from the three assessments were compared to determine if the use of a rubric substantially improved the alignment of the assessors compared to a previous study where a rubric was not used. The analysis for each of the three internship assessments (PIMA, USA and ISA) demonstrated no significant differences in the means for ISLLC Standards 3, 4 or 6. There were significant differences in responses for ISLLC Standards 1, 2 and 5. In each of the cases where significant means were identified, the responses of the university supervisors were involved.