Principal evaluation systems – do they help us grow?

Principal evaluation systems – do they help us grow?

This article, (via Connected Principals) by Lyn Hilt, speaks to the evaluation process of administrators.  With the current push for the new evaluation process of teachers, it’s amazing that there’s such a lack of emphasis on evaluating administration.  Teachers can influence the students in their classrooms, possibly more if they’re involved in extra-curricular activities, but administrators influence the entire school (or district).  It seems like the evaluation process of administrators can be purely arbitrary and not reflect the person’s current practices.  Just as with what happens occasionally with the evaluation of teachers, I’ve seen good admins run out of a district while poor (but socially popular) admins are given a yearly pass.  NAESP and NASSP are right to bring administrative evaluation to the forefront and try to make it based on current practices.

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