Evaluating Principal Performance
The importance of teachers in promoting
student achievement has been the topic of discussion in education circles for
the past decade. During this period the role the principal plays in the building
effective schools has received much less attention. The July 2011 release by Integrated Leadership Development
Initiative and WestEd changes this by focusing on the principal with the
publishing of paper on the available research for
evaluating principal’s performance.
This paper provides a comprehensive
literature review with insights into what we know about principal evaluation as
derived from a set of primary and secondary sources. Researchers analyzed 68
documents, published from 1980 through 2010, to identify themes and
perspectives from the literature that might be useful to practitioners and
policymakers working to improve district principal evaluation systems.