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Improve Principal Evaluation And Create Highly Effective Leaders! Even with great teachers, student achievement hinges on an effective principal. Behind every high-quality principal is an airtight system of leadership evaluation that consistently rewards excellence and remedies deficits. While teacher evaluation methods have improved, instructional leadership evaluation has often stood still—and student learning and achievement have paid the price. This book identifies the major problems in this process and articulates clear solutions. The result is a blueprint for ensuring the best person for the job is occupying the principal’s chair. Content includes: • Extensive data, presented in a user-friendly manner • Clear connections to the new ISLLC Standards for School Leaders • A suite of interactive tools including sample self-assessments, mid-year and final evaluation forms, and ...

The Challenge
The Challenge

I nasmuch as the research on principal leadership in general has developed into a growing body of thick scholarship, the research on principal- evaluation systems remains surprisingly thin. This is concerning given the fact that nearly 60% of a school’s total impact on student achievement is attributable to effective teacher and principal practices (Seashore-Louis et al., 2010), with the impact of leadership alone being described by some as the single most important factor in moving schools forward (Fullan, 2010a). In brief, while highly effective leaders are essential to school reform efforts and the exercise of effective leadership practices has been shown to have a strong, measurable effect on student achievement, teaching quality, and schools, our current evaluation practices treat these key ...

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