ERIC Number: ED570471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Reference Count: 19
Evaluating and Supporting Principals. Building a Stronger Principalship: Volume 4
Anderson, Leslie M.; Turnbull, Brenda J.
Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
This is the fourth report from an evaluation of the Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI). This report addresses the implementation of principal evaluation and related support as of 2015, viewing implementation in the context of districts' aims, constraints, and capacity. Principal evaluation is part of the Wallace Principal Pipeline Initiative design, intended both as a means of assessing novice principals' performance against clear standards and as a roadmap for tailoring professional development and one-on-one support to identified areas of need. Although educator evaluation has been a prominent topic on the policy scene for many years, there is still much to learn about how educator evaluation systems are designed and implemented. This report provides insights into the strategies and capacities that districts developed to evaluate and support their school leaders. Data for this report were collected from late 2011 through spring 2015 by conducting interviews with district administrators, focus groups of novice principals, surveys of novice principals, and reviews of district documents. More details about methods can be found in the body of the report. The following is appended: Survey Administration, Weighting, and Analyses. [For Volume 1 in this series, see ED555867; for Volume 2, see ED555868; for Volume 3, see ED555869; and for Volume 5, see ED570472.]
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Standards, Administrator Education, Personnel Selection, Job Placement, Administrator Evaluation, Program Evaluation, National Programs, Urban Schools, Program Implementation, Elementary Secondary Education, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Professional Development, Mentors, Focus Groups, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.; RAND Education
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