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ERIC Number: EJ783739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-16
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Assessment to Rate Principal Leadership to Be Field-Tested
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v27 n19 p1, 11 Jan 2008
Starting next month, 300 schools nationwide will take part in a field test of a new way to gauge principals' effectiveness. Known as VAL-ED, for the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education, the tool has been developed by a team of leadership and testing experts at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania to measure leadership behaviors that research has found are associated with student achievement. VAL-ED assesses principals on six core components related to student learning, including setting high standards for achievement and creating a culture of learning and professional behavior in the school. It also measures a principal's ability to plan, implement, support, advocate, communicate, and monitor activities in each of those areas. The measurement tool is aligned with the standards for school leaders developed by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium.
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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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