ERIC Number: ED379742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
The Principal's Role in Evaluating Professional Support Personnel.
Stronge, James H.; Tucker, Pamela D.
NASSP Practitioner, v21 n3 Feb 1995
Among the principal's most powerful tools for school improvement and effectiveness are program and personnel evaluation. Professional specialists, however, are especially difficult to evaluate. This document presents the Professional Support Personnel (PSP) Evaluation Model for evaluating nonteaching, nonadministrative professionals. These personnel provide pupil services, instructional support services, academic/curriculum development services, and special education services. The PSP model is comprised of the following steps: (1) identify system needs; (2) identify personnel duties; (3) select performance indicators; (4) set performance standards; (5) document job performance; (6) evaluate job performance; and (7) maintain/improve professional service. The document describes the goals and key features of the evaluation systems used by the Des Moines, Iowa, Public Schools; Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, Colorado; the Alabama Department of Education; the Delaware Department of Public Instruction; and the Georgia Department of Education. The evaluation systems share the following elements: a purpose that promotes professional development; the use of multiple data sources; and jointly developed criteria and procedures. (LMI)
Descriptors: Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Job Performance, Models, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personnel Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Personnel
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1903 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($2, members; $3, nonmembers; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.