ERIC Number: ED269456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-10
Assessment and Administrator Quality.
Peterson, Terry K.
Many of the educational reform measures proposed during the last several years focus primarily on assessing students and teachers and increasing student and teacher standards. This paper offers a summary of the role of assessment in enhancing the quality of administrators. A well thought out, coordinated system of administrator assessments is suggested as a powerful force in improving the quality of school and district administrators. When developing a coordinated system of assessments to improve the quality of administrators, an analysis of the uses of various assessments should be made. The uses agreed to for inclusion in the system can then serve as building blocks for constructing the system. Various uses that assessment can play in improving administrator quality are outlined, and examples of states using new assessment procedures to improve administrator quality are cited; they include: Arkansas, California, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. A variety of issues and problems, some technical and some political, can easily hinder attempts to develop assessment systems to improve administrator quality. A number of questions that highlight issues which may need to be resolved for success in developing new assessment systems are listed. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the ECS/CDE Assessment and Policy Conference (Boulder, Colorado, June 10-13, 1985).