ERIC Number: ED197423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Systemic Appraisal of Educational Leadership Personnel. Informal Publications.
Licata, Joseph W.
This text presents a model that systemically relates professional development and evaluation in an appraisal of educational leadership personnel. Developmentally, appraisal is seen as a diagnostic, relatively non-judgmental system by which educational administrators gather data about their professional performance and growth. Evaluatively, appraisal is seen as a data gathering system by which the organization can make necessarily judgmental decisions about its educational leadership personnel. While both development and evaluation use teacher assessments of the administrator as a foundation, the two procedures are distinct and proceed independently. The development process, which remains confidential, begins with the administrator assessing the teacher data. The administrator initiates an external observation of himself or herself by two trained individuals. The observation is followed by a developmental conference designed to create a personal program for professional growth. The evaluation process involves an assessment of the teacher data by a supervisor who initiates evaluation. Two trained individuals observe the administrator's performance, leading to an evaluation conference which offers recommendations and recognition. Implementation of systemic appraisal involves five steps: (1) decide to implement the system; (2) develop a consensus definition of performance; (3) train system participants; (4) field test the system; (5) evaluate the field test results. (JK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.