Research

The Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) was developed as part of a 4-year grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) in the US Department of Education. Researchers from the highly esteemed Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of WisconsinMadison created, piloted, and validated the CALL survey and formative feedback system. The CALL survey was developed from a set of rubrics developed by ELPA’s Professor Rich Halverson and the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. The survey was vetted by various school leaders and other expert practitioners, piloted for user feedback and content validity testing, and administered in over 200 hundred schools as part of the development and validation process.

Below, you may download various papers that CALL researchers have written. These papers recount the process of the development of CALL. Currently, several manuscripts are under review in top tier education journals.

Goff, P., Salisbury, J., & Blitz, M. (2015). Comparing CALL and VAL-ED: An illustrative application of a decision matrix for selecting among leadership feedback instruments (WCER Working Paper No. 2015-5). Retrieved from University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wisconsin Center for Education Research website:

http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/publications/workingPapers/papers.php

Blitz, M. H., & Modeste, M. (2015). The Differences Across Distributed Leadership Practices by School Position According to the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL). Leadership and Policy in Schools, 14(3), 341-379.

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rQ6WSY5jERaHJxiNnf7M/full

Halverson, Richard, Carolyn Kelley, and James Shaw. A CALL for improved school leadership. Phi Delta Kappan 95.6 (2014): 57-60.

Kelley, Carolyn and Halverson, Richard (2012) The Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning: A Next Generation Formative Evaluation and Feedback System, Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 3: Iss. 2, Article 4.

Kelley, C., Halverson, R. & Camburn, E. (2012). The Design and Validation of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) Formative School Leader Assessment. Annual Conference of the American Educational Finance and Policy Association. Boston MA, March 2012.

Camburn, E. & Salisbury, J. (2012). Examining the Validity and Reliability of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) Formative Leadership Assessment Tool: Pilot Study Results. Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association. Vancouver BC. April 2012.

Halverson, R. & Dikkers, S. (2011) Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL): Development and Design of an Online, Formative Assessment and Feedback System for Middle and High School Leadership. Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, LA. April 2011.

Blitz, M., Milanowski, T. & Clifford, M. (2011). Content Validity as a Window to a Richer Understanding of Leadership Practice. Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association. New Orleans, LA. April 2011.