This evening I received my scores for my Principal test that I took about a month ago. In order to pass, I not only had to get a passing overall score, but I had to pass each subsection of the test. The test (and each subsection) are scored on a 300 point scale, and you need 240 to pass. It is not anywhere explained how this is done.
Understanding the Learning Environment: 292/300
Communication, Collaboration, and School Culture: 278/300
Human Development, Curriculum Planning, & Assessment: 300/300
Research Management & School Governance: 283/300
Overall total: 287/300
Now on the surface, this seems like I am bragging (287/300 translates to a smidge over 95.5%), but it us also a considerable displacement towards 240 which was the cutoff. The fact is, I have really no idea if this is surreally amazing, average, or even below average.
Given that I had only taken about one-third of the courses that it tested over, and that I passed, I will call this a win.
I have already begun my internship, with my first project due this upcoming week: an analysis of our district’s 24/7/365 extracurricular code of conduct. It is due for a 10 year review, and I am preparing a report for our assistant principal, which with any luck, I will co-present with her to the school board sometime in the coming year.