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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.
Chapter 2: Reframing Leadership Evaluation
Reframing Leadership Evaluation
Patrick's Choice: The Risks and Rewards of Evaluation
“It feels as if you are evaluating me,” Patrick∗ complained, “and I don't like it.” I was astonished at this reaction from an experienced and successful school leader. The feedback he was receiving was nonthreatening, constructive, and reciprocal. He had devoted several days to learning more about effective assessment in the classroom and school, and participants were reviewing one another's work using a scoring rubric. An essential skill for every educational leader, after all, is to coach teachers and other instructional leaders ...