ERIC Number: ED292889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
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State-Mandated Principal Evaluation: A Report on Current Practice.
Peters, Stephen; Bagenstos, Naida Tushnet
State-mandated practices for evaluation of principals are described. Most such programs draw on three bodies of literature concerning management and organizational theory, personnel evaluation, and effective principalship. In most evaluations, four concerns are constant: (1) supervision and staff development; (2) school and community relations; (3) curriculum and instructional leadership; and (4) finance and business administration. Lists of desired behavioral characteristics are found in most evaluations. A survey of 56 states and territories revealed that 74% mandate, or plan to mandate in the future, principal evaluations. Most have chosen to evaluate once a year. States with particularly valid and reliable instruments of evaluation are identified. The survey questionnaire is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).