ERIC Number: ED481621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-16
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Superintendent and School Board Evaluation: A Three-State Study.
Sharp, William L.; Malone, Bobby G.; Walter, James K.
This paper describes a study that explored superintendent and school-board evaluations. Specifically, it looked at some of the methods and uses of boards' evaluations of superintendents and some of the needs and methods of boards' evaluation of themselves. Data for the study were collected from 188 surveys of selected school superintendents in Indiana, Illinois, and Texas. Following are some of the findings on superintendent evaluation: A total of 83.5 percent of the superintendents said they had a formal written evaluation by their school boards. In addition to those, 13 percent of the superintendents said that their boards evaluated them in writing. A total of 77.5 percent stated that the evaluation was done annually. Texas used the self-evaluation for a majority of its superintendents (74.6 percent), while 28.2 percent in Indiana and 36.2 percent in Illinois used such an instrument as part of the evaluation process. Following are some of the findings on board self-evaluation: Overall, 13.8 percent of the superintendents stated that their board evaluated itself formally every year. Only 22.9 percent of the boards asked the superintendent to assist in this evaluation process, and 18.6 percent used an outside consultant. (WFA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Utilization, Instructional Leadership, Occupational Information, Personnel Evaluation, School Administration, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Surveys, Superintendents
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Indiana; Texas