Study Guide

Building-Level Administrator
Test Design and Framework

The test design below describes general assessment information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 80 multiple-choice questions
Time* 3 hours, 15 minutes
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 

Pie chart of approximate percentage of test score, detailed in the table below.

Content Domain Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of Test Score
I. Visionary Leadership, School Culture, and the Instructional Program 0001–0004 60%
II. Organizational Management and Collaboration with Stakeholders 0005–0008 40%

Domain I–Visionary Leadership, School Culture, and the Instructional Program

Competency 0001–Understand how to facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school vision of success for all students that is supported by the school community.

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Competency 0002–Understand how to create and sustain a positive school culture and learning environment that promote excellence and equity for all students.

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Competency 0003–Understand how to provide an effective instructional program using research-supported best practices in instruction and assessment that promote academic success for all students.

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Competency 0004–Understand how to provide professional development opportunities and create comprehensive professional growth plans that support school improvement and promote learning for all students.

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Domain II–Organizational Management and Collaboration with Stakeholders

Competency 0005–Understand organizational and operational management, including relevant structures, policies, and procedures, and their use in ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment and supporting the school's vision and goals.

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Competency 0006–Understand human, fiscal, and material resource management that is effective, legal, equitable, and aligned and that supports attainment of the school's vision and goals.

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Competency 0007–Understand how to communicate and collaborate with parents/guardians and other stakeholders inside and outside the school, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources to support and positively affect learning.

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Competency 0008–Understand the personal and professional responsibilities of principals/directors, including legal and ethical principles and practices.

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