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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 ...

Feedback for Learning
Feedback for Learning

This chapter addresses the importance of feedback to learning for school leaders, the manner in which feedback is given and secured between the participants within the evaluation cycle to prompt active information processing and application, and the impact of feedback on the participants that leads to enhanced leadership and instructional practices. Why devote an entire chapter to the topic of feedback? Simply put, “feedback significantly improves learning” (Wiliam, 2012, p. 32), regardless of whether it is the learning of adolescents or the learning of adults. Feedback is critical to all learning.

Think back for a moment to the childhood game in which you hide an object and provide clues such as “You’re cold! Now you’re getting warmer! Warmer! You’re HOT!” ...

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