2017-18 School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation
Dynamic school leadership is an essential factor affecting student achievement where effective principals are key to strengthening instructional practice and school communities. The School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation represents the culmination of nearly two years of collaborative development between school leaders, office staff and the Public School Administrators and Supervisors Administration (PSASA) focused on improving the quality and usefulness of the evaluation system. School leadership is multidimensional and your evaluation should include multiple measures to reflect this complexity. Additionally, your evaluation should impact how you will be supported as leaders in your continuing growth as professionals.
The 2017-18 School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation will maintain the model that school leaders experienced since 2015-16, including an HSA-aligned SLO score for eligible principals. This allows for greater continuity and the opportunity to focus on development and authentic conversations about performance.
Components within the 2017-18 School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation fall into two categories:
• Professional Practice
• Student Growth
* Principals who did not write a SY 2016-17 HSA-aligned SLO for scoring and inclusion in this year's annual evaluation will have a SY 2017-18 SLO that is weighted at 35% of their total evaluation.
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Measure: Leadership Framework and Rubric (35 percent of overall evaluation)
Effective leadership within schools has a strong influence on teachers, students and the community. The four core areas of the Leadership Framework capture essential functions of school leaders, so observations and evaluation based on the framework can provide clear feedback to help school leaders enhance their practice. Read more...
Measure: 360 Feedback Survey (15 percent of overall evaluation)
The 360 Feedback Survey provides important insight to school leader performance facilitated through a proven process and online assessment tool. This research-based evaluation tool (provided by VAL-ED) measures the effectiveness of school leaders by providing a detailed assessment of their performance as perceived by principal supervisors, instructional staff and the principal’s self-reflection. Read more…
Student growthMeasure: Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) measure (35 percent of overall evaluation)
Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are specific, measurable academic goals for a particular group of students anchored in available student data. Principal SLOs enable a stronger connection between individual and collective improvement practices of school leaders and teachers as they work together to develop goals and strategies that bring school improvement to scale. Read more…
Measure: School performance measure (15 percent of overall evaluation)
Because entire school communities are responsible for certain student outcomes, the 2016-17 School Leader Effectiveness Evaluation includes an aggregate schoolwide measure. Read more…