ERIC Number: ED252957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Based Leadership Assessment: DeKalb County Schools. Research Paper No. 100-1.
Tucker, Null; Bray, Su Ellen
The DeKalb County School System, Georgia, has developed a unique leadership assessment program geared toward professional improvement through staff development based on assessed needs. The following three elements of this approach contribute to its uniqueness and address the three most common problems associated with assessments: (1) the assessment instrument contains seven "generic" leadership competencies; (2) the assessment is low inference--assessors respond based on whether 88 behaviors are or are not observed; and (3) assessment data are collected not only from a superordinate, but also from subordinates. The following areas are assessed: relating to people, communicating effectively, making decisions, planning and organizing, supervising and evaluating, improving professionally, and providing time on task for teacher and student. A statistical analysis is performed on the assessment results. The first field test of this assessment instrument and process was positive in both behavior changes and acceptance. A 10-item bibliography is appended. (DCS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.