ERIC Number: ED310531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Cultivating Excellence: A Curriculum for Excellence in School Administration. III. Supervision of the Administrative Staff: The Superintendent's Role.
This report is the third of a series on cultivating excellence in education for the purpose of training and retraining school leaders of the 1990s. The superintendent's role in the supervision of the administrative staff is discussed in four parts. A review of the literature in section 1 addresses several of the difficulties faced by superintendents in assessing an administrator's performance. Concepts such as discriminant function analysis, multidimensional input, instructional leadership behaviors, evaluator bias, managing by wandering around, and merit pay are considered. Controversial issues, including differentiating between elementary and secondary principals, visibility of the superintendent, and teacher input in the evaluation of the principal are also analyzed. Section 2, on needs assessment, provides the superintendent or aspiring superintendents with four questionnaires that can be used to determine the effectiveness of the currently used evaluation and supervision processes within any organizational framework. Suggested criteria for evaluation instruments are indicated in the third section. Finally, a listing of the more significant resources on the supervision of administrators is offered in section 4. (JAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire School Administrators Association, Durham.
Note: For other documents in the series, see EA 021 251-256.