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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 ...

Element 1: Establishing a Shared Vision/Mission, Goals, and Expectations
Element 1: Establishing a Shared Vision/Mission, Goals, and Expectations

The power of setting goals, the first of five elements of instructional leadership ability, is grounded in a long tradition of social psychology research (Latham & Locke, 2006). In fact, goal-setting theory is generally accepted as among the most valid and useful motivation theories in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and organizational behavior. Hundreds of studies that have been conducted in numerous countries and contexts have consistently demonstrated that setting specific, challenging goals can powerfully drive behavior and boost performance.

Rationale and Description

With the ever-increasing demands for greater accountability and a plethora of competing initiatives, it is easy for those in schools to experience overload, fragmentation, ...

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