ERIC Number: ED207139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effective Superintendent Evaluation--It's Not That Difficult.
This paper attempts to examine the school board's role in superintendent evaluation. It begins by quoting several articles on the subject of superintendent evaluation and the superintendent-board relationship. The author recommends four simple questions to ask when formulating and completing an evaluation procedure: What do we want the superintendent to do? How well is it being done? What needs improvement? and What is being done that is exceptional? She then describes an outside management study of district administration in Beaverton (Oregon) that led to a new superintendent evaluation method, described as lying between the rating-scale or checklist model and the management-by-objectives system. It is based on materials developed by Ronald Booth and Gerald Glaub that include a handbook and workbook. This method, the Performance Appraisal Process, determines whether the district and its management are effective in meeting the board's goals through implementing its written policies and plans. The author briefly summarizes the seven steps of an analysis and planning process that a school board can use when instituting a superintendent performance appraisal. She recommends that the board have written statements of district goals, the superintendent's job description, and the superintendent appraisal system. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oregon (Beaverton)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (41st, Dallas, TX, April 11-14, 1981). Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document.