Report: Stronger Principal Evaluation Leads to Better Schools

Principal evaluation has long held promise for improving principals' practice, building their capacity, holding them accountable for student progress, and ensuring that they have an overall positive impact on students and schools. But, studies raise questions about the consistency, fairness, effectiveness, accountability, and value of current principal evaluation practice.


NAESP and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are launching the Principal Evaluation Initiative to develop guidelines to determine how, when and why principals should be evaluatedand to ensure that such systems are informed by the best research. 

Executive Summary

Designing Principal Evaluation Systems: Research to Guide Decision-Making


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