The Decision Making & Prioritization InBasket simulates the issues that face a busy principal each day.
Key characteristics of effective leaders are their ability to prioritize a myriad of tasks and make appropriate decisions in response to them. The purpose of this assessment is to gauge your ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities and to make effective decisions.
This assessment has 4 components, all of which are scenario based. Each component has a different format, each provides specific directions, and each is self-contained with regard to information and details for completion.
- Decision Making: This section contains a series of real-life scenarios in which responses are in multiple-choice format.
- Prioritization: This section contains real-life scenarios in which you will choose a series of appropriate responses, then drag-and-drop them in rank order, according to the sequence in which you would complete that series of tasks.
- Written Response: This section contains a scenario to which you must provide a formal written response. Your response should be well written, articulate, accurate, and appropriately structured.
- Urgent Issues: These scenarios will appear throughout the assessment while you are responding to components 1-3. Their purpose is to simulate the unplanned events that occur in every school leader’s day.
Headphones are required to complete this assessment, as there are audio and video components contained within it.