Approaches to Principal Evaluation System Implementation

Approaches to Principal EvaluationLeadership is the second most influential school-level factor in student learning. Principals are a strong influence on teachers’ professional and instructional choices,however, they tend to view evaluation as compliance-focused instead of learning-focused.  In this September 2013 presentation to North Dakota, GTL Center’s Matthew Clifford provides an overview of state-district relationships supporting principal evaluation and discusses emerging trends in the field on performance measurement priorities.

Clifford addresses three approaches to state and district relationships:  a state-level evaluation system as seen in Tennessee and Mississippi; an elective state system as seen in Washington, Minnesota, and Colorado; and a district system with state parameters as seen in Idaho and Missouri.