Job interview questions and answers

Posted by Stephen thangaraj at 23:45
POSSIBLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS


Any of the questions below would be appropriate to ask any of the individuals or group[s below. It is important to get a sense of what each individual or group feels about both the planning process and the plan’s content. To gather information related to the Middle States standards, the results of the school’s survey of the standards contained in Section C of the school’s planning document should be used as the basis of the questions asked.


THE PLANNING TEAM

·        How were members of the Planning Team selected?
·        Who else, besides the Planning Team, contributed to developing the strategic plan?
·        What was the organizational structure of the Planning Team?
·        How did it function?
·        How did it make its decisions?
·        How often did it meet?
·        How did it deal with differences of opinion?
·        Do the members of the Planning Team understand their purpose and role in the planning and AFG process?
·        How did the Planning Team communicate to the Board, faculty, students, parents, and community about it work?
·        Did the planning process provide an open forum for the free flow of ideas?
·        Do members of the Planning Team exhibit support for the mission? Beliefs? Objectives?
·        Are there any parts of the plan with which individual members disagree?
·        What benefits to the school do members see resulting from the AFG process?
·        What effect did the work of the Planning Team have on the faculty?
·        What are the Planning Team members’ hopes and dreams as a result of the AFG plan?
·        What role will the Planning Team play in the annual review of the plan?
·        How will membership on the Planning Team be rotated?
·        How will new ideas and activities be integrated into the action plans?
·        How will new members of the Planning Team, Board, staff, and students be oriented to the school’s plan and planning processes?
·        How is the Planning Team related to other groups such as the Action/Implementation Teams?
·        How will the Planning Team lead the community in celebrating the school’s successes?
·        What suggestions do members have for adjusting or improving the planning processes?


SUPERINTENDENT/HEAD OF SCHOOL/PRINCIPAL/ADMINISTRATION

·        What are your priorities as an administrator?
·        What role do/did you play in the planning process? What role will you play in the future?
·        Was/Is your role clearly defined and understood by those involved in the planning process?
·        How did you inform the governing body about and involve it in the planning process?
·        What aspect of the AFG planning process and plan holds the greatest interest for you? Which aspect of the process or plan do you believe will have the greatest impact on the school?
·        Which aspect of the AFG planning process or plan will be the most difficult to implement?
·        What are the greatest strengths of the AFGplanning process? How could the process be improved?
·        What is your vision of where the school should be in five years? Will the action plans serve to reach that vision?
·        What expectations do you have for the Validation Team visit that would assist the school in improving student performance?
·        How was the Internal Coordinator selected?
·        How was the External Facilitator selected?
·        What is your assessment of the results of the survey on the “School Staff and Administration” and “School Leadership and Governance” standards?
·        What is your assessment of the results of the surveys on the remaining Middle States standards?


GOVERNING BODY

·        What role did the governing body plan in the planning process to date? What role will it play in the future?
·        Was the governing body represented on the Planning Team, Action Plan Teams, and/or Implementation Teams?
·        What is the level of support by the governing body for the AFG planning process and plan?
·        What aspects of the AFG planning process and plan were given formal approval by the governing body?
·        What aspect of the AFG planning process and plan holds the greatest interest for you? Which aspect of the process or plan do you believe will have the greatest impact on the school?
·        Which aspect of the AFG planning process or plan will be the most difficult to implement?
·        What are the greatest strengths of the AFGplanning process? How could the process be improved?
·        What is the governing body’s vision of where the school should be in five years? Will the action plans serve to reach that vision?
·        What expectations does the governing body have for the Validation Team visit that would assist the school in improving student performance?
·        What is the governing body’s assessment of the results of the surveys on the Middle States standards?


THE INTERNAL COORDINATOR(S)

·        How were you selected to be the Internal Coordinator(s)?
·        What role have you played in the AFGplanning process and in developing the AFGplan? What will your role be in the future?
·        How were you trained for your role?
·        Were you given sufficient time to perform this role?
·        Were you given the necessary resources to perform this role?
·        How does your work relate to other planning or school improvement activities?
·        How did you conduct your work?
·        What is your view of the role the governing body, administration, faculty, and community members played in the AFGplanning process?
·        What is your view of the support and commitment the governing body, administration, faculty, and community members have shown and will continue to give to the AFG planning process and plan?
·        Is the school’s AFG plan achievable?
·        Which aspect of the AFG planning process or plan will be the most difficult to implement?
·        What are the greatest strengths of the AFGplanning process? How could the process be improved?
·        What is your vision of where the school should be in five years? Will the action plans serve to reach that vision?
·        What expectations do you have for the Validation Team visit that would assist the school in improving student performance?


PARENTS


·        What do you know about the school’s strategic plan?
·        How did parents participate in the development of the strategic plan?
·        What are your children’s attitudes about school?
·        How is the communication between the school and you?
·        Do you feel comfortable coming into the school? Speaking with the
·        administration?
·        What are the greatest strengths of the school?  The weaknesses?
·        If you could change anything, what would it be?
·        Why did you select this school for your child?
·        How would you describe the atmosphere of the school?


STUDENTS


·        What do you know about the school’s strategic plan?
·        Were you aware that the planning process was occurring?
·        How did students participate in the development of the strategic plan?
·        Did any of you participate on the Planning Team, Action Teams, or
·        Implementation Teams?
·        What are the best things about school?
·        What are some of the things you like least about the school?  What would
·        you like to change?
·        What do you think the school needs most that the school doesn’t have?
·        How successful a student are you?  If you attended another school before,
·        are you more or less successful here as you were there?
·        Do you think the objectives (name the general areas) are important priorities
·        for the school?


LIBRARIAN/CUSTODIAN/ACTIVITY ADVISORS/GUIDANCE


·        What do see as the role of the librarian/custodian/activity advisors/guidance
·        services in improving student performance?
·        What involvement did the librarian/custodian/activity advisors/guidance
·        services have in the development of the school’s plan?
·        Who was involved in the evaluation of the standard related to the
·        library/facilities/student activities/guidance services?
·        How do you assess the report made on the library/facilities/student
·        activities/guidance activities?
·        To what extent is the staff aware of the school’s plan?
·        Are there areas of concern or areas deserving recognition that the Validation
·        Team should know?
·        Is your area adequately supported financially?  Do you have input into your
·        budget?


FINANCE


·        Is there site-based budgeting for the schools?
·        How would you characterize the financial health of the school/district?
·        To what extent does the school and community financially support the
·        school’s activities?
·        What do see as the role of the financial officer in improving student
·        performance?
·        What involvement did the financial officer have in the development of the
·        school’s site plan?
·        Who was involved in the evaluation of the standard related to finance?
·        How do you assess the report made on finance?
·        To what extent is the staff aware of the school/district plan?
·        Are there areas of concern or areas deserving recognition that the validation
·        team should know?


SCHOOL STAFF


·        Does the climate for teaching and learning foster attainment of the school’s
·        student performance objectives?
·        What do see as the role of staff in improving student performance?
·        What involvement did the staff have in the development of the school plan?
·        Who was involved in the evaluation of the standard related to school staff
·        and administration? 
·        How do you assess the report made on school staff and administration?
·        To what extent is the staff aware of the school plan?
·        Are there areas of concern or areas deserving recognition that the Validation
·        Team should know?
·        Describe the administrative structure of the school.  Is it clear and does it
·        specify the limits of authority and responsibility?
·        Do policies and regulations exist which provide direction for the operation
·        of the school?
·        Describe the procedures used for the evaluation of administration and staff.
·        Describe the techniques used to promote communication within the school.
·        How are new teachers selected?  What are the priorities for selecting new
·        staff?
·        Do you have a faculty handbook?  How often is it updated?
·        Do you have an orientation for new staff?
·        Describe any school-sponsored staff development?
·        In what areas do you feel additional staff is needed?  In what areas are you overstaffed?
·        Is your area adequately supported financially?  Do you have input into your budget?



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