The Role of Cognitive Validity Testing to Understand Leadership Practice in the Development of CALL, the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning
WCER Working Paper No. 2012-11
Mark H. Blitz and Jason Salisbury
December 2012, 18 pp.
ABSTRACT: The Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) is an online task-based assessment of distributed instructional leadership. In Year 2 of a 4-year grant, CALL researchers piloted the survey in six schools in Wisconsin in order to test and refine the survey instrument. In conducting various cognitive walk-through interviews following survey administration, the CALL researchers identified the challenges and opportunities in developing a task-based leadership assessment. Implications for educational leadership research survey design are discussed.
keywords: Leadership, Assessment, Cognitive Validity, CALL