ERIC Number: ED395362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Superintendent Performance Evaluation: Current Practice and Directions for Improvement.
Candoli, Carl; And Others
The school district superintendent plays a critical role in the education of America's students. This guidebook asserts that districts are not being well served by their present systems for evaluating superintendents. It outlines some of the problems and deficiencies in current evaluation practice and offers professionally based leads for strengthening or replacing superintendent performance-evaluation systems. Following the introductory section, section 2 describes the methods used to develop suggestions--a literature search and an analysis of the findings by internal and external reviewers. Section 3 provides a detailed description of the conceptual framework that guided the research and describes the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Professional Standards for the Superintendency, generic administrator duties, and The Personnel Evaluation Standards. The fourth section is concerned with the nature of the superintendency in the contemporary American school system. It provides an overview of the history of the superintendency, a discussion of the entry requirements and board expectations for the position, a detailed discussion of the duties and skills required, functions of the office, and an analysis of superintendent contract and tenure. Section 5 presents findings of the literature review of superintendent evaluation--how widespread the practice is, its frequency, purpose, evaluation criteria, methods, and who performs evaluations and their qualifications. Section 6 describes characteristics of 12 evaluation models identified in the study. The seventh section presents a new generic model based on the evaluation of product, context, input, and process. Seven figures are included. Appendices contain board policy statements, a compensation plan, job descriptions, evaluation forms, contracts, and other materials related to existing evaluation methods. (Contains 168 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Formative Evaluation, Guidelines, Job Performance, School Districts, Standards, Summative Evaluation, Superintendents
CREATE, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, 401B Ellsworth Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5178.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research in Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation (CREATE), Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: For a related document, see EA 027 547.