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A New Paradigm Informed by Research and Practice

Rethinking Principal Evaluation is a set of policy recommendations and practical guidelines designed to help states and districts to adopt a new paradigm including the institution of multiple and meaningful measurement systems of principal and assistant principal effectiveness.

Developed by practicing principals, the report reflects the best of their expertise and knowledge about principal evaluation and:



  • Identifies six key domains of school leadership
  • Describes essential features of comprehensive evaluation systems
  • Offers a roadmap for policymakers, based on the latest research, to follow in the development of these systems