CALL - Leadership Assessment

Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership (CALL)

What is CALL?

The Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) is a cloud-based school-wide leadership assessment and feedback system. Rather than focus on an individual school leader, CALL utilizes a multi-source comprehensive survey to assess core leadership practices that are distributed across the school building.

Upon completion of the survey, users receive automated targeted data and feedback designed to support school improvement and professional growth. It provides actionable formative feedback including customized strategies and action plans for school improvement. 

In addition, the CALL system provides district leaders with information on school leadership effectiveness. School leaders can use the resulting information to inform School Learning Objectives, Professional Practice Goals, and school improvement planning. School Administrators also may wish to use the survey data as the survey component of their CESA 6 Effectiveness Project© evaluation.

Developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, validated at over 200 schools across the country, CALL addresses the five domains of leadership practice most closely correlated with school effectiveness:

  1. Focus on Learning
  2. Monitoring Teaching and Learning
  3. Building Nested Learning Communities
  4. Acquiring and Allocating Resources
  5. Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment 


Four to five subdomains are situated within each of the leadership domains. These subdomains serve as the primary unit of analysis for CALL. For CALL users who are also implementing the CESA 6 Effectiveness Project, results are disaggregated by the School Administrator Standards and reference the CALL subdomains so both systems work together seamlessly for the common goal of Educator Growth.

An alignment of the Standards and subdomains.

For more information please visit:  leadershipforlearning.org

Mark Blitz, Ph.D.
Project Director, Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services
Research Associate, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Mark began working on CALL from its inception as a graduate assistant and Post Doctoral Fellow and Project Manager. He contributed to the development, piloting, and validation of the CALL instrument. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a MA in teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught in New York City for seven years. He is currently working on product development and distribution of CALL products and service

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