ERIC Number: ED238122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the Performance of Trustees and School Heads.
Johnson, Eric W.
Reciprocal evaluations of and by trustees and the head of an independent school should meausure performance against clearly established expectations, framed in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the school itself. Such evaluations should be regular, candid, objective, and constructive, reenforcing effective performance as well as identifying potential problems. Differences of opinion should be resolved by discussion and exchange of views rather than by vote, and in all evaluation, distinctions should be carefully drawn between policy-making (the trustees' responsibility) and school operations (the responsibility of the head and staff). Finally, mutual respect must inform the entire evaluative process, whether formal or informal. Examples of evaluation procedures for trustees and heads of seven different schools are provided, along with a chapter on situations, problems, and opportunities that may need special emphasis in the evaluation process. Sample evaluation forms are included in an appendix. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluative Thinking, Governance, Governing Boards, Interprofessional Relationship, Peer Evaluation, Private Schools, Trustees
Publications, National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($7.00 plus $1.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.