ERIC Number: ED318131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Evaluating Principals. Research Roundup.
Research Roundup, v6 n2 Feb 1990
Five recent studies included in this annotated bibliography highlight the diverse facets of an effective principal evaluation system. A technical report by Jerry W. Valentine and Michael L. Bowman includes a clinical instrument for assessing teachers' perception of principals' effectiveness. In a second report, Daniel L. Duke and Richard J. Stiggins give voice to pleas from principals that their chronic isolation from the central office be remedied by the institution of channels for ongoing communication. A report by Joseph Murphy and others examines the process of principal supervision and evaluation used by 12 California school districts whose student achievement scores are consistently excellent. A study by William C. Harrison and Kent D. Peterson examines the contrast between principals who were satisfied with their superintendents' handling of an evaluation procedure and those who were not. The final selection, a study by Mark E. Anderson, assimilates the lessons of previous research to layout a strategy for principal evaluation that balances accountability with the nurturing of professional development. The study also contains detailed descriptions of systems used by two highly regarded Oregon school districts to evaluate their principals, and offers recommendations for other interested districts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Principals, Professional Development, Supervision
Publication Sales, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($2.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.