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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 3: Ensuring Teacher and Staff Effectiveness
Element 3: Ensuring Teacher and Staff Effectiveness

Few topics in education have captured as much attention from policy makers and practitioners as the connection between teaching quality and student achievement. The research has clearly shown that quality teaching matters to student learning. Teacher quality has been consistently identified as the most important school-based factor in student achievement.

Toward that end, highly effective principals relentlessly work to improve student achievement by ensuring teacher and staff effectiveness. They help to define and promote clear goals and high expectations, they strive to reduce teacher isolation and fragmented effort, and they establish direct linkages with teachers and between teachers and the classroom (Portin et al., 2009). Effective principals understand that what makes the ...

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