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Incorporating the 10 Dimensions of Leadership, this field-tested resource is based on research, theory, and best practices in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and personnel evaluation. The author, a national expert on educational leadership and accountability, focuses on three critical concepts of leadership: the dramatic impact of leadership on student achievement, equity, and staff morale; the role of both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills on effectiveness; and how evaluation can be used to improve performance instead of merely rendering an assessment.

Senior Leadership Assessment: The Hallmarks of Excellence Leadership Research
Senior leadership assessment: The hallmarks of excellence leadership research

Perhaps the most important development in educational leadership assessment is the distinction between evaluation and coaching. It is directly analogous to the distinction in the classroom that Rick Stiggins has thoughtfully offered: that is the distinction between assessment of learning and assessment for learning. In the context of leadership assessment, we might suggest the comparable distinction between assessment of leadership performance and assessment for leadership performance. As the research presented earlier in this volume makes clear, assessment of leadership performance has been problematic. Some assessments are superficial and unrelated to key objectives while others—perhaps including the Leadership Performance Matrix in this book—will be too long and burdensome for ...

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