ERIC Number: ED309341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Using a Client-Centered Approach in the Principal's Evaluation of Counselors.
Tucker, Null A.; And Others
Staff evaluation is a time-consuming and unpopular task but one of the most important responsibilities of a school principal. In the evaluation of school guidance counselors, Georgia's DeKalb County School System has developed an instrument for collecting information from assistant principals, head counselors, teachers, and students. By using the data generated from persons familiar with counseling services, a principal should be able to make a more valid and reliable evaluation of a counselor's performance. The process of evaluating school guidance counselors was divided into two phases: development and administration. The development phase provided representative counselors an opportunity to participate in the identification of criteria that were job-related. Following the development of the instrument, an administration phase established construct validity and provided a way to promote feedback for improvement of counselor performance. Competency areas included: Relating to Others; Communication; Professionalism/Ethics; Planning and Implementation; and Demonstrating High Expectations. Administrators, counselors, teachers, and students rated counselors on a scale of always, often, seldom, and never. Although no single instrument can incorporate all job-related behaviors, this counselor evaluation instrument includes behaviors shared by most counselors. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Assessment Conference (1988).