IDC Toolbox

Toolbox Overview

The Gateways to Opportunity Ilinois Director Credential (IDC) Competency Toolbox includes a variety of resources supporting assessment within a competency-based system.

Toolbox Organization

Toolbox organization is based on the 7 Gateways Content Areas:

  • CPD: Curriculum or Program Design
  • FCR: Family and Community Relationships
  • HGD: Human Growth and Development
  • HSW: Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • IRE: Interactions, Relationships, and Environments
  • OA: Observation and Assessment
  • PPD: Personal and Professional Development

In addition, the Illinois Director Credential has 10 Gateways Administrative Content Areas:

  • LFM: Legal and Fiscal Management
  • HRD: Human Resources Development
  • MPR: Marketing and Public Relations
  • POFM: Program Operations and Facilities Management
  • EP: Educational Programming
  • FP: Family Partnerships
  • PPS: Personal and Professional Self-Awareness
  • LA: Leadership and Advocacy
  • OWC: Oral and Written Communication
  • T: Technology

Assessments are included within each content area. The Assessments provided correspond to credential Levels (Level I, II, and III). Faculty select Assessments based on alignment between targeted competency and the highest leveled Assessment target.

Please note: Titles for each Assessment include Level and in some cases, Assessments include multiple choices for each level.

Case Study Project
Family Handbook
Personnel Policy and Practice Manual 
Case Study Project
Legal & Fiscal Policies & Procedures Project
Center/School Strategic Plan
Communication Skills Artifact Collection
Professional Development Plan
Center/School Policy and Procedures Project
Center/School Technology Project

 

Master Rubrics

Master Rubrics are provided for each of the competencies included within the 10 Gateways IDC Content Areas. Assessments can be designed based on using Master Rubrics in their entirety, or by using a unique compilation rubric rows.

Master Rubric Organization

Each Master Rubric includes the targeted competency in the column to the far left. Columns from left to right denote varying levels of proficiency for each targeted competency.

Master Rubric Color Coding Scheme

Master Rubrics are color coded based on Credential Levels rubric rows align to:

  • Level I = Beige
  • Level II = Blue
  • Level III = Purple
Master Rubrics
  • Educational Programming Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Family Partnerships Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Human Resources Development Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Leadership and Advocacy Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Legal and Fiscal Management Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Marketing and Public Relations Desig Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Oral and Written Communications Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Program Operations and Facilities Management Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Personal and Professional Self-Awareness Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Technology Master Rubric PDF DOC
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