ERIC Number: ED151910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating School Administrators: The Scope and Nature of Administrative Performance.
Abbott, Max G.
Evaluation of administrative performance should be situationally specific and should be based on a reasonable three-way agreement regarding expectations for that performance, beginning with the administrator being evaluated and including both superordinates and subordinates, according to the author. He states that criteria for evaluation should be drawn from both the process and task dimensions of the administrative role in specific situations. He emphasizes the centrality of decision making, outlining five particular abilities related to decision making that provide criteria for assessment. Decision implementation (which includes establishing appropriate structural arrangements and providing adequate incentives to organization members), coordination, and evaluation of the adequacy of the initial decision and its implementation are other areas of administrator performance that should be evaluated. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Administrators, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Motivation, Performance
Not available separately; See EA 010 401
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from the 1975 National Symposium for Professors of Educational Research, "The Evaluation of Administrative Performance"; For related documents, see EA 010 401-412