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Volume 29, Number 4
July/August 2013

Rethinking Principal Evaluation

A systems approach

 

Basing the evaluation of principals and teachers on measures of student performance and growth continues to intensify as a national movement. While evaluating principals in part based on the growth of the students in their schools makes sense, a principal evaluation system must take into account the school principal’s instructional leadership and growth and development. There is no question that aside from teacher quality, no school-based factor matters more to student success in the classroom than the school principal.

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