In a major revision of the way it judges principals, Hawaii has announced that half of a school leader’s evaluation will be based on growth in student performance.
Determinations of that growth will consider the school’s scores on state standardized tests, as well as a “menu of achievement indicators” that might include ACT scores and graduation rates. The superintendent and the principal will decide what indicators are factored into the evaluation at each school.
The other half of the rating will be based on “principal leadership practice,” which consists of professional growth and learning, school planning and progress, school culture, professionalism and instructional leadership, and stakeholder support and engagement, according to a press release from the state board of education.
A version of this article appeared in the February 06, 2013 edition of Education Week as Hawaii to Use Scores in Principal Evaluations