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Rethinking Principal Evaluation

Rethinking Principal Evaluation

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Johns Hopkins University and the American Institute for Research, has developed a research-based framework that will serve to shape policy around effective principal evaluations.

Developed by practicing principals, the report reflects the best of their expertise and knowledge about principal evaluation and:

  • Identifies six key domains of school leadership
  • Describes essential features of comprehensive evaluation systems
  • Offers a roadmap for policymakers to follow in the development of these systems

The new report, Rethinking Principal Evaluation: A New Paradigm Informed by Research and Practice, is the result of a joint Principal Evaluation Committee formed by NASSP and NAESP in 2011 with the goal of developing a framework for principal evaluation that serves as a guide for improving professional practice and increasing student learning.

Read the executive summary

Download the full report