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ERIC Number: ED269849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
A Performance Appraisal System for School Principals.
Knoop, Robert; Common, Ronald W.
The Performance Review, Analysis, and Improvement System for Educators (PRAISE) is a formative evaluation instrument designed to improve the performance of school principals. The system appears to be reliable and valid and is flexible enough to accommodate the needs of a variety of schools. Sample items and categories of the instrument include problem solving and decision making; curriculum and program development; relations with teachers; relations to parents and community; and professional qualities and competencies. Selected categories and items of the inventory system for principal performance indicators include setting and achieving goals and objectives; directing and leading; managing change and innovations; and delegating and inviting participation. The inventory system is computerized to facilitate data processing. System features include the identification of strengths and weaknesses; a two-dimensional leadership profile; experiential exercises designed to analyze one's own actions and behavior in an objective manner; summaries for any segment of a population of educators; and training plans that show training needs by priority listings. PRAISE is an evolving system that, when compared to similar appraisal systems, shows great promise. Ten references are cited. (GJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A