NASSP Position Statements

NASSP and its board take various positions on education issues that concern principals and students. A position statement reflects NASSPā€™s values in relation to a particular education issue and translates those values into specific recommendations for school leaders and policymakers at various levels.

View our position statements and policies to learn more about how NASSP is working to promote school improvement.

NASSP Position Statements

65% Solution
November 4, 2006; revised 2018

A-F School Rating Systems
May 2016

Achievement Gap
November 2, 2007

Adolescent Numeracy
November 4, 2006; revised March 2017

Charter Schools
May 6, 2000; revised May 4, 2012; revised November 2017

Class Rank, GPA, and Grading
March 11, 2010

Common Core State Standards and Assessments in K-12 Education
May 2, 2008; revised July 2013; revised 2018

Competency-Based Education
February 24, 2016

Comprehensive Literacy Education
November 2013

Corporal Punishment
May 7, 2004; revised February 26, 2009; revised 2018

Ethics for School Leaders
November 1973; revised November 2013; revised 2018

Federal Funding for Formula and Competitive Grants
May 3, 2013

Funding and Support for Secondary Education
June 11, 2002; revised May 9, 2009; revised 2018

General Educational DevelopmentĀ (GED)
July 9, 2010

High Stakes Assessments
March 8, 2001; revised February 18, 2015

Highly Effective Principals
November 2007; revised November 2013

Internet and Wireless Safety
November 2, 2007; revised November 4, 2010; revised 2018

Leadership Development for School Leaders
May 6, 2000; revised May 9, 2009; revised 2018

Marketing of Tobacco and Nicotine to Children and Youth
May 5, 2001; revised February 26, 2009; revised March 2018

Meaningful International Comparisons
February 26, 2009; revised July 11, 2014

Online Learning
May 2016

Opt-Out Policies for Student Participation in Standardized Assessments
February 24, 2016

Parent Trigger Laws and/or Empowerment Laws
May 3, 2013

Preparing All Students for Postsecondary Success
February 26, 2009

Principal Shortage
July 11, 2002; revised March 2017

Private Instructional Services
May 5, 2001; revised July 9, 2009; revised 2018

Private School Vouchers
July 6, 2000; revised November 7, 2017

Professional Compensation for Principals
May 2, 2008; revised July 11, 2014

Promoting Mental Health in Middle Level and High Schools
November 8, 2008; Revised November 11, 2014 and February 24, 2016

Promoting Rigorous Courses for all Students
March 11, 2010

Raising the Compulsory School Attendance Age
May 7, 2010; revised 2018

Safe Schools
February 3, 2000; revised April 2014

School Discipline
May 7, 2015

School Ratings
July 12, 2001; revised May 9, 2009; revised 2018

School Facilities
March 27, 2017

Student Activities
November 9, 2002; revised May 9, 2009; revised 2018

Student Data Privacy
February 18, 2015

Student Profiling
July 12, 2001; revised 2018

Teacher Leadership
November 7, 2017

Teacher Quality
July, 2018

Teacher Shortage
July 7, 2017

Teacher Supervision and Evaluation
February 24, 2011; revised 2018

Transgender Students
July 2016

Undocumented Students
May 6, 2011

Value-Added Measures in Teacher Evaluation
May 2011

Value-Added Measures in Teacher Evaluation
February 18, 2015; revised 2018