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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 4: Leading and Participating in Teacher/Leader Learning and Development
Element 4: Leading and Participating in Teacher/Leader Learning and Development

Unlike the previous three elements, the fourth element, Leading and Participating in Teacher/Leader Learning and Development, has, on average, a large and educationally significant impact (Robinson, Lloyd, & Rowe, 2008) on student achievement with an effect size of 0.84. The magnitude of this effect “provides some empirical support for calls to school leaders to be actively involved with their teachers as the ‘leading learners’ of their school” (p. 663). Karen Seashore-Louis, Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota, and Kenneth Leithwood, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (Louis et ...

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