CALPRO is offering two sets of nationally validated competencies which the American Institutes for Research developed in 2000 through a project called Building Professional Development Partnerships for Adult Educators (PRO-NET).
On this page, you will find links to the Management Competencies and to the Instructor Competencies self–assessments.
Development of the Competencies
One of the major goals of PRO-NET was to provide the field with a national model of competencies that research supports. PRO-NET prepared the Instructor Competencies, which have been successfully used by a variety of adult education stakeholders to identify instructor competencies, plan for professional development, enhance instructor performance, and improve program quality. In addition to the Instructor Competencies, PRO-NET developed competencies for administrators in adult education. The set of Management Competencies identified, through research, a group of recognized skills and knowledge areas that effective program administrators possess.
Uses of the Competencies
Instructors and administrators can use these competencies as a basis for needs assessments to help them identify areas for improvement.
The Instructor Competencies checklist has been updated so that a teacher may complete the form online and instantly view his/her results and recommended professional development resources that form the basis for an annual, individual professional development plan.
For more information, click http://www.calpro-online.org/competencies/instructorselfassessment.asp
The Management Competencies checklist has been updated so that an adult education administrator may complete the form online and instantly view his/her results and recommended professional development resources that form the basis for an annual, individual professional development plan.
For more information, click http://www.calpro-online.org/competencies/managementselfassessment.asp