A Brief Overview of Principal Evaluation Literature: Implications for Selecting Evaluation Models


By Nancy M. Sanders, Karen Kearney


Publication 2011
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Principals play a vital role in school improvement. How should their performance be evaluated?

This overview provides highlights from The Policies and Practices of Principal Evaluation: A Review of the Literature, a comprehensive literature review of principal evaluation systems. The review is derived from a set of primary and secondary sources from reputable publications. As part of the overview, Kearney and fellow researchers analyzed 68 documents, identifying themes and perspectives that might be useful to practitioners and policymakers working to improve district principal evaluation systems.

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