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Evaluating Principals

By Jaclyn Zubrzycki — September 18, 2012 1 min read
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“Rethinking Principal Evaluation: A New Paradigm Informed by Research and Practice”

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 19, 2012 edition of Education Week as EVALUATING PRINCIPALS


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