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Johnson, Bridget – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
It is no secret that successful school leadership starts with the principal. But who is taking care of school principals and ensuring their well-being? A principal's needs must be addressed before they can effectively address the needs of their school community. District leadership must prioritize the needs of principals who in turn, will empower…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Well Being
Benton, K.; Butterfield, K.; Manian, N.; Molina, M.; Richel, M. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
This toolkit was developed to assist principals in structuring their thinking about the return to school, in whatever form it takes. It offers tools and tip sheets, the context for using them, and suggestions for actions principals might consider. The toolkit is organized around four sections: (1) Change (staying current in understanding changes…
Descriptors: Principals, School Schedules, COVID-19, Pandemics
Goe, Laura; Biggers, Kietha; Croft, Andrew – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Recently, teacher evaluation has become a major focus in educational policy debates and research efforts. This increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain (2005) and others have demonstrated with value-added research that there are…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability
Clifford, Matthew; Hansen, Ulcca Joshni; Wraight, Sara – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
Across the country, states and districts are designing principal evaluation systems as a means of improving leadership, learning, and school performance. Principal evaluation systems hold potential for supporting leaders' learning and sense of accountability for instructional excellence and student performance. Principal evaluation is also an…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
In response to federal initiatives such as Race to the Top (RTTT), Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver requests, and the Teacher Incentive Fund competition, states have made dramatic changes in their policies related to teacher evaluation during the past three years. Historically, teacher evaluation systems have been…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
This brief describes a new wave of state legislation, which emphasizes individual principal accountability as part of a broader educator talent-management strategy. The brief provides a snapshot of new state-level policy on principal evaluation and describes reasons for policy change as represented in state policy language and trends in policy…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, School Personnel, State Legislation
Brown-Sims, Melissa – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
With the need to meet a set of higher accountability standards such as Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards and the AYP benchmarks of the NCLB Act, for example, school principals are faced with the knowledge that they play a vital role in school effectiveness as well as teacher retention, parent participation, and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Goe, Laura; Bell, Courtney; Little, Olivia – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
This research synthesis examines how teacher effectiveness is currently measured. By evaluating the research on teacher effectiveness and the different instruments used to measure it, this research synthesis contributes to the discussion of appropriate rigor and relevance of measures for different purposes (i.e., formative vs. summative…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Achievement Gains
Coggshall, Jane G.; Stewart, Judy K.; Bhatt, Monica – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The central goals of federal education policy are to achieve equity of educational opportunity and proficiency in educational outcomes for all students--regardless of gender, ethnicity, income, language of origin, disability, or geography. The means to achieve these goals rely in part on the ability of states and districts to provide every student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Objectives, Focus Groups
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
The effectiveness of teachers is shaped, at least in part, by the effectiveness of the school principal. Leithwood, Seashore Louis, Anderson, and Wahlstrom (2004) find that the total direct and indirect effects of school leadership on student learning account for one quarter of total school effects, claiming, "Leadership is second only to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Instructional Leadership
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
"Teachers are leaders when they function in professional communities to affect student learning; contribute to school improvement; inspire excellence in practice; and empower stakeholders to participate in educational improvement" (Childs-Bowen, Moller, & Scrivner, 2000, p. 28). Enhancing teacher leadership can help schools and districts reach the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Stakeholders, Educational Improvement
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
In many schools and districts, leaders are lacking the necessary skills and preparation for the roles to which they are assigned. Improving the preparation of school and district leaders prior to hiring or promotion can help schools and districts accomplish the following goals: (1) Meet the growing need for highly qualified leaders; (2) Raise…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools