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Report: A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems: A tool to assist in the development of principal evaluation systems

Report » A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems: A tool to assist in the development of principal evaluation systems


Principals: Evaluation


Clifford, M., Hansen, U.J., and Wraight, S. ; National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality ; U.S. Department of Education


2012, April


National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality


Across the country, states and districts are designing principal evaluation systems as a means of improving leadership, learning, and school performance. Principal evaluation systems hold potential for supporting learning and sense of accountability for instructional excellence and student performance. Principal evaluation is also an important component of state and district systems of leadership support efforts, especially when newly designed evaluation systems work in conjunction with principal certification, hiring, and professional development systems. A Practical Guide to Designing Principal Evaluation Systems is intended to assist states and districts in developing systems of principal evaluation systems of principal evaluation and support. The guide is informed by research on performance evaluation design and lessons learned through the experience of state/district evaluation designers. It is organized in three sections: Research and Policy; State Accountability and District Responsibility in Principal Evaluation Systems, and Development and implementation Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems