Spotlight on Principal Evaluation & Leadership

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Principal Evaluation & Leadership

The Education Week Spotlight on Principal Evaluation & Leadership is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Measuring different approaches to principal evaluation
  • Improving school leadership and culture through continuous learning
  • Understanding and evaluating new school-leader standards
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of principal supervisors

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More states are mandating principal evaluations, but there is uncertainty about the best ways to measure effectiveness and how much weight to give student performance.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week

A years-long effort to revise professional standards for principals, assistant principals, and other administrators has recently led to a dispute over which key aspects of the job should be emphasized.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

School districts are working to retool the responsibilities of principal supervisors, who have traditionally been charged with making sure principals—and the schools they run—comply with rules and regulations.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week

The need for more high-quality professional development for school leaders is gaining traction in local districts and with state and federal policymakers.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week

Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is.
October 22, 2014 – Education Week

On average, students in schools whose principals had been trained by the urban leadership program improved their state test scores by nearly a percentile point in reading and 1.3 percentile points in math.
May 15, 2014 - District Dossier

Our conversations are consumed by teacher evaluation, but what about evaluating principals?
March 15, 2015 - Finding Common Ground

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