Evaluating Principals Work: Design Considerations and Examples for an Evolving Field

Topic: 
Teacher/Principal Evaluation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Author: 
Kimball, Steven M.
Clifford, Matthew
Fetters, Jenni
Arrigoni, Jessica
Bobola, Kim

Principal evaluation is at the forefront of the national education policy agenda, joining teacher evaluation as a means to accurately and effectively determine and support educator effectiveness. This paper addresses the following common design questions on principal evaluation measurement, implementation, and support raised by state, district, and school leaders. The first section addresses leadership effectiveness literature and the documented need for principal evaluation improvement. The second section includes the key components of principal evaluation systems, particularly those designed to meet the TIF requirements, supplemented with examples from innovative school districts and states. The third section summarizes the critical areas of evaluator training and pilot testing. The fourth section highlights stakeholder engagement and communication. The fifth section summarizes training and pilot testing.

Format: 
Report or White Paper
Suggested Citation: 
Kimball, S. M., Clifford, M., Fetters, J., Arrigoni, J., Bobola, K. (2012). Evaluating principals work: Design considerations and examples for an evolving field. Retrieved from http://www.tifcommunity.org
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