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ERIC Number: ED533496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Principals: Recommendations at a Glance
New Leaders for New Schools (NJ1)
Principal and teacher quality account for nearly 60% of a school's total impact on student achievement, and principals alone for a full 25% (Marzano et al., 2005). The principal's impact is so significant because of the leadership actions principals take to create the school-wide conditions that support student learning--especially those actions that directly influence teacher effectiveness, including hiring, professional development, evaluation, and retention or dismissal. Therefore systems to evaluate principals should focus primarily on their success in increasing student achievement and teacher effectiveness outcomes, and they should also assess principals' demonstration of key leadership actions. Local school systems should then use these evaluations to drive not only key accountability decisions, but also to support professional learning and growth. By changing principal evaluation systems in this way, we can promote a powerful vision of principal effectiveness and improve outcomes for students. This paper offers four ideas for improving principal evaluation systems. A list of recommendations for policymakers is also included. [For the full report, "Evaluating Principals: Balancing Accountability with Professional Growth," see ED532073. For "Evaluating Principals: Balancing Accountability with Professional Growth. Executive Summary," see ED532070.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Leaders for New Schools