The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Professional Skills Assessment

Discover Strengths, Identify Opportunities

ASBO International’s Professional Skills Assessment is a comprehensive skills evaluation created to review school business management practices that you can complete at your own pace. Use the assessment documents to discover your strengths as a school business official and identify opportunities for professional development.

Each of the major skill sets below are found in ASBO International's Professional Standards & Code of Ethics and have been adapted into a self-assessment document and a companion observer-assessment document.

  • Educational Enterprise
  • Financial Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Facility Management
  • Property Acquisition and Management
  • Information Management
  • Ancillary Services (Risk Management, Transportation, and Food Service)

Download the Self-Assessment of Professional Standards

Download the Observer Assessment of Professional Standards

Download the Skills Analysis Sheet

How to Conduct a Self-Assessment

  1. Identify the skill set(s) you wish to assess in the Self-Assessment and Observer Assessment documents.
  2. Review the definition of each skill set and identify your ability to demonstrate each of the skill set statements. Complete instructions are detailed in both assessment documents.
  3. Distribute copies of the Observer Assessment to colleagues who are familiar with your current job responsibilities and recent work.
  4. After all assessments are complete, use the Skills Analysis Sheet to compare your Self-Assessment results with those of the Observer Assessments. This will help you identify your skill strengths and opportunities for improvement, as well as how others perceive your work.