State Policies on Principal Evaluation: Trends in a Changing Landscape

The recent wave of education reform initiatives has resulted in new principal evaluation legislation in the past few years. This Policy-to-Practice Brief describes the trends in recently passed principal evaluation legislation, with a focus on implementation timelines and pilot programs. In addition, it discusses possible implementation challenges and areas of importance that derive from the components of A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems and data collected in the State Principal Evaluation Policy Database.