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ERIC Number: ED544667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
A Comparison of McREL's Principal Evaluation Components and the ISLLC Standards
Kendall, John; Alpert, A. M.; Jones, Christine
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Between 2006 and 2008, the Council of Chief State School Officers Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) chaired by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) revised the 1996 ISLLC Standards. The resulting new standards are intended to "help state policymakers strengthen selection, preparation, licensure, and professional development for education leaders" and help "create a seamless set of supporting policies and activities that span the career continuum of an education leader" (CCSSO-ISLLC, p3-4). In 2009, McREL developed a principal evaluation instrument and accompanying process based on elements of a 21st century education and a set of research-based standards. The purpose of this study was to determine and report whether and to what degree the standards described as important for principals in the ISLLC standards are present in McREL components, and vice versa. The degree of alignment is likely an important factor when considering an evaluation system, as large discrepancies in content have implications to development and adoption. The results of the comparison undertaken in this study indicate a significant majority of alignments are strong or satisfactory. Differences between the two documents appear to reflect an emphasis on the policies that support education leadership as found within the ISLLC standards and an emphasis on leadership traits and characteristics as found within the McREL components, which form a part of McREL's Principal Evaluation System. Two appendixes are provided: (1) ISLLC educational leadership policy standards and corresponding McREL principal evaluation components; and (2) McREL principal evaluation components and corresponding ISLLC educational leadership. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)