In 2011, NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) launched the Principal Evaluation Initiative to develop guidelines to determine how, when and why principals should be evaluated—and to ensure that such systems are informed by the best research.
A Call to Action From the Nation’s Largest Principal Associations
It’s time for a new framework for evaluating principals’ performance—one that reflects the complexity of the principalship, measures principals’ leadership competencies required for student and school success, and seeks out the insight and experience that only practicing principals can bring to bear.
As the federal government urges states and districts to create principal evaluation systems, largely linked to student achievement, it’s also time that principals be part of the conversation. Without the inclusion of the expertise of school and instructional leaders, the new evaluation systems created across the country may not necessarily be improved or attain desired results, and, as a result, principals may not view feedback from these new evaluation systems as informative for improvement of their practice or their schools
- Principal Evaluation Committee Members
- Executive Summary: Designing Principal Evaluation Systems: Research to Guide Decision-Making
- Press Release: Launch of the Principal Evaluation Initiative
- PowerPoint Presentation by AIR at NAESP's National Leaders Conference
- Audio: Full Expert Briefing at NAESP's National Leaders Conference
- Joint NAESP / NASSP Announcement
- Leading Learning Communities
- NAESP's Vision for Principal Evaluation and ESEA
- NAESP's 10 Year Study: Data on Principal Evaluation and Conditions of Employment