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School Leader Evaluation and Information for Other PSASA Members

School leaders cultivate environments and high-performing learning communities that promote equity and excellence for all students and staff.

The evaluation for school leaders is aligned closely with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSELs) adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration in 2015. This evaluation serves as an affirmation of effective leadership and is an opportunity to inform and improve practice to ensure student success.


Professional practice: Leadership framework and rubric (40%)

The four Core Values of the school leadership framework and rubric 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. City Schools’ leadership framework was developed in collaboration with principals and principal supervisors, and aligns with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSELs).

Professional practice: 360 survey (10%)

The 360 Feedback Survey is a research-based evaluation tool (the VAL-ED survey) that 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. Staff responses are formally included in the principal’s annual evaluation.

Student growth: Student learning objectives (35%)

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.

For more information and resources on the principal SLO, visit the district’s Blackboard site and click the Principal SLO icon.

Student growth: School performance measure (15%)

This measure reflects a whole school’s yearlong performance. Due to the timing when data is available, school performance measure data reflects the previous school year’s performance. As in previous years, data for 2018-19 will include a score in learning environment for all schools. High schools receive additional indicators of college and career readiness. Schools did not receive achievement or student growth data in 2018-19 as a result of the transition to PARCC, but it will be included starting in 2019-20.

For more information and resources on the school performance measure, including how teachers can access their school's report, visit the the district's Blackboard page.


For most school leaders, the end-of-year rating is determined by a composite score made up of individual scores from each component. Each individual raw score is converted to a 100-point scale, weighted, and combined to yield a single overall composite rating. This overall annual evaluation rating is based on where a principal’s composite score falls within the annual evaluation score ranges. This overview shows an example of an annual evaluation rating calculation; this overview clarifies how evaluation components are re-weighted when data is not available.
The final rating affects principals’ advancement along their career pathway and their salary. 

  • 86 and above: Highly effective (eligible for increase)
  • 72 to 85: Effective (eligible for increase)
  • 55 to 71: Developing 
  • 54 and below: Ineffective
Key dates and milestones

Review these key dates and milestones for the 2018-19 principal evaluation. If any date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the next day.

Assistant principals and non-school based PSASA members

PSASA members who have not been assigned as principals, interim principals, or managing assistant principals are evaluated using the assistant principal or non-school based PSASA forms. Please note the following dates, tasks, and resources.

By October 31: First conference

By February 28: Second conference

By July 31: Annual evaluation


Electronic platforms help guides

All PSASA employees and their evaluators complete steps in the evaluation process electronically. PSASA employees will access their information through Employee Self Service and supervisors will access information in through Manager Self Service.

Help guides

Guides specific to using Blackboard for principal SLOs are listed in the SLO course.  

All employees:


Other BTU members:

All supervisors:

Classroom teacher supervisors:

Other BTU employee supervisors: