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ERIC Number: EJ1140479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Getting Intentional about Principal Evaluations
Mendels, Pamela
Educational Leadership, v74 n8 p52-56 May 2017
As part of "The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline" initiative, six districts have been working to reshape their school leadership evaluation systems to provide better and more consistent feedback to principals--and ultimately to help them grow in their jobs. In this article, Pamela Mendels, a senior editor at Wallace, describes the components and impact of the new systems, with a particular focus on the changes in the Hillsborough County School District in Florida. Under the new frameworks, she says, the districts have better aligned their evaluations with their school-leadership standards and developed nuanced rubrics for evidence-collection and evaluation ratings. They have also altered the role of principal supervisors so that they spend more time in schools working with principals. The evaluations--which are focused on growth and support rather than job determinations--are seen as a continuous process of feedback as opposed to a one-time event. Thus far, according to independent research, the reception among principals in the six districts has been positive--a contrast from previous findings on principal evaluations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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