Supporting Principals in Implementing Teacher Evaluation Systems

Principals know—as does the rest of the educational community—that teacher quality is the single most important school-based factor in student achievement. Principals want their schools and students to achieve. In light of that desire, principals want the teacher evaluation process to be successful. A successful process is predicated on meaningful feedback, mentoring, and coaching, as well as appropriate support for principals to execute evaluation models that accomplish the goal of evaluation—to improve instruction and learning in the school building.

Supporting Principals in Implementing Teacher Evaluation Systems offers policymakers and district leaders seven recommendations to bolster principals as new teacher evaluation systems take root.