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This module is authored by David Parks from Virginia Tech and edited by Theodore Creighton, Laura Farmer, and Corrine Sackett.

This module has been peer-reviewed, accepted, and sanctioned by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) as a scholarly contribution to the knowledge base in education administration. In addition to publication in the Connexions Content Commons, this module is part of a larger published Collection entitled Guidelines for Interns, Mentors, and Home School Principals, 2009-2011, and is also published in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation.

Guide for developing“Quick”And extensive profiles of the primary internship site

Intern: Date:
Mentor or site leader:


New leaders must“size up”their sites quickly. Your task is to“size up”your site within the first 40 hours of your internship.

DIRECTIONS: Use this guide to develop a“quick profile”of the site in which you are doing your primary internship. The objective is to get to know the site and surrounding area quickly and well. You do not have to respond to all of the items. Use the items as prompts only. Add to this guide as needed. Your profile should be no more than three single-spaced pages. This means that you will interpret and make meaning of data in few sentences. I suggest that you write a summary paragraph for each of the components within sections. For example, write a paragraph that describes the community under Section I. Remember: The objective is to get to know the site and its environment quickly. Your knowledge and understanding of the site will be assessed during conferences with your mentor and university supervisor. You should continue to collect data in each section throughout the internship. Consider correlating your data collection with your courses.

Section i: characteristics of the site


1. Describe the diversity of the community, including social, economic, and political diversity.

2. Describe any partnerships that have been established. Have they been effective?

3. Is there an active volunteer program? If so, describe how it operates and provide any indicators of success that you may be able to identify.

4. Do parents have specific opportunities for participation? Do other community groups have specific opportunities for participation? In what areas? Has the participation been successful? How (What is the evidence of success?)?

5. Is there a community service learning program for students? If so, describe how the program operates, and provide any indicators of success that you might be able to identify.

6. List the community agencies that work cooperatively with the school(s). Describe the nature of each of these relationships.

Students and families

  • How large is the student population? Provide specific data in tabular form on ethnic and gender composition, socio-economic mix (free or reduced-price lunches), Title I enrollment, special education enrollments by category, gifted enrollment, and so on. How have these numbers changed over the past three years?
  • Provide class size data in tabular form by grade and subject as appropriate. Describe any trends in the past three years.
  • On average, what percentage of the students attends school each day? Have these rates changed significantly during the last three years? If so, indicate how they have changed and explain why.
  • What has been the graduation rate for the past five years? At other levels, what has been the failure rate by grade?
  • What has been the percentage of graduates going on to higher education and technical training for the past three years?
  • Provide dropout data, and describe any programs designed to decrease the number of dropouts.
  • What is the student transience rate? Has this number significantly increased or decreased over the past three years? What are the reasons cited for the transfer?
  • How are students grouped? What is the process for determining groups? How often are placements reviewed?

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Difference between extinct and extici spicies
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