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Evaluating Principals

"Rethinking Principal Evaluation: A New Paradigm Informed by Research and Practice"

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Principal evaluation should be multifaceted and growth-oriented rather than punitive and reliant on standardized-test scores, says a new report from two national principals' associations.

Current evaluation systems are inconsistent and often not rigorous, says the report from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. It suggests that principals should instead be evaluated based on six domains: professional growth and learning; student growth and achievement; school planning and progress; school culture; professional qualities and instructional leadership; and stakeholder support and engagement.

The report's guidelines encourage a move away from evaluation systems based on test scores and toward more professional development and support for school leaders.

Vol. 32, Issue 04, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: September 19, 2012, as EVALUATING PRINCIPALS
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